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Were you looking for information about Sigmoidoscopy? Sigmoidscopy is a common misspelling of sigmoidoscopy.
Sigmoidoscopy is a type of procedure used for determining the cause of bowel changes or for screening for cancer. This procedure is similar to a colonoscopy, but it only examines the last third of the colon and rectum (a colonoscopy examines the entire colon). A sigmoidoscopy only takes about 10 to 20 minutes. Although rare, complications of this procedure may include puncturing the colon or bleeding.
(Click Sigmoidoscopy for more information about what to expect during this medical procedure, including details on possible risks. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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