Hi ! a felxible sigmoidoscopy is where they insert a camera into the rectum, with you under sedation, and follow up through the bowel, taking tiny pieces for biopsy and generally having a look round. It's NOTHING to worry about, honestly. It's very similar to a colonoscopy and the worse thing about that was the inferred "indignity".
Its a diagnostic procedure and just because they might do biopsies doesn't mean that they think it could be something sinister - more often than not, it's done to rule it out. The bleeding could be something as minor as a small internal blood vessel rupturing, which they can do!
There should not even be the slightest discomfort let alone pain.
It must be a very worrying time for you but the best way to fight your fear is to get as much information from your Dr as possible - at least that way you're brain won't be in overdrive wondering " what if it's this - or that ".
Is there another family member, perhaps an aunt, or a college tutor you can confide in?
Short of that, keep posting on here and I'm sure that even if we can't offer medical advice or knowledge we can be supportive in other ways such as understanding your fear and reassuring you.
My very best wishes !!
Originally Posted by toomanyquestons
well i saw the specialist today and she couldnt tell what it is and i now have to schedule a sigmoidoscopy (sp?)