Cheshire Gut and Liver Clinic

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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

This is an investigation carried out to identify any abnormality of the lower end of the large bowel.

It causes only very mild discomfort and can be done without sedation, depending on the patient’s wishes. Preparation is not always required for flexible sigmoidoscopy.

A thin, flexible tube is used, which has a light at the end. This enables the specialist to get a clear view of the lining of the bowel and detect anything unusual.  You can then be offered accurate, expert advise regarding your condition to further investigate or manage symptoms as required.

 

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