Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and IRC

Through the scope, the doctor can see the inside of the lower colon and locate problems such as polyps.If you're 50 or over, the American Cancer Society recommends having this test every 3 to 5 years.

Flexible sigmoidscopy is a procedure that is used to view the lower colon. This test can screen for colon cancer. It can also help find the source of abdominal pain, bleeding, and a change in bowel habits. A flexible tube with a viewing lens and light is used for this purpose.

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During the Test:

After the Test

When to Call Your Doctor

Call if you have any of the following after the procedure: