What is Sigmoidoscopy?

Category: Procedures

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A sigmoidoscopy is a medical examination of the large intestine from the rectum through the last part of the colon. This is usually done to investigate if a patient is at risk of colorectal cancer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Evaluation/monitoring 6 1
Diagnostic assessment 2 0
Crohn's disease 1 0
Ulcer 1 0
Ulcerative colitis 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sigmoidoscopy

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 1
Rectal bleeding 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Sigmoidoscopy

Dosage Patients
as needed 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Sigmoidoscopy.