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Old 01-24-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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Just had a sigmoidoscopy-It wasn't so bad after all

I had the sigmoidoscopy done this AM to find out why I've been having contoured stools. Everything looked very normal except a tiny internal hemorrhoid. So it's nice to know that there's nothing serious going on. It's also nice to know that the whole process, prep and actual test, were not such a big deal. I drank the magnesium citrate, that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, the "flushing out" was a trip but at least it was all done in one toilet visit and lastly, the enema---my first, wasn't near as awful as I imagined. The only aftereffect is the bubbles lingering around in my stomach from the air they puff into the colon. I've been trying to get rid of them but a few persist. I am just going to eat soft and liquid foods today since my poor colon was slightly traumatized---still, not horrifically.

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Old 01-24-2007, 12:50 PM   #2
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Question Re: Just had a sigmoidoscopy-It wasn't so bad after all

I had the sigmoidoscopy done this AM to find out why I've been having contoured stools.



Just out of curiosity, why not the colonoscopy vs the flex-sig??

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Old 01-24-2007, 01:08 PM   #3
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Re: Just had a sigmoidoscopy-It wasn't so bad after all

This is what the Dr. decided on since I'm not experiencing blood in my stools or any other symptoms that would make him think a colonoscopy was necessary.

 
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