Sigmoidoscopy: Step 1

A person having a sigmoidoscopy

You will lie on your left side with your knees pulled up to your belly. The doctor will gently put the thin, flexible sigmoidoscope (scope) in your anus and move the scope slowly through your rectum and lower colon.

Current as of: December 19, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD, FACP, FACG - Gastroenterology