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Old 10-28-2011, 05:42 AM   #1
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Ulcerative Proctitis and getting a follow up sigmoidoscopy, will they go all the way?

Has anyone here ever had a follow up flexible sig after having been previously diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis? I am about to have my first follow up after my previous colonoscopy, and I am really hoping they will not go any farther than that first little area where I was inflammed since I didn't have any abnormalities beyond that. I know the flex sig reaches well over 2 feet, and I'm sure hoping they won't go "all the way" unless they see some compelling changes just beyond the area not so far in that was diagnosed last year.

 
Old 02-23-2012, 12:36 PM   #2
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Re: Ulcerative Proctitis and getting a follow up sigmoidoscopy, will they go all the

When I had mine done originally they checked as much of the colon as they could, just to be safe.

It's generally a good idea for them to do it, just in case. Can I ask why you don't like the idea of them doing it? It's an incredibly unpleasant experience, I can sympathise, but for me, I'd rather they checked the whole lot just so I can be certain there is nothing.

 
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