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: August 22, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD, FACP, FACG - Gastroenterology