Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

There are times when your doctor chooses a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy over a Colonoscopy or other diagnostic procedure.

What is a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?

A Flexible Sigmoidoscopy (sometimes referred to as a flex sig) is different from a colonoscopy in that it only examines the sigmoid colon (lower portion of the bowel).

Why would I need a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?

Some common reasons for Flexible Sigmoidoscopy are rectal bleeding, certain types of pain or changes in bowel habits.

Talk to us about a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy.

The information provided here is for general purposes only. It is not a substitute for individual medical advice, diagnosis or treatment from your physician. All procedures carry the potential risk of complications. Your healthcare provider will provide specific details about your individual situation. Please contact our staff here in Peoria, Illinois for Flexible Sigmoidoscopy information specific to your case.