ok i had a sigmoidoscope done years ago and cried through the whole
thing. I don't think so! I had a greatgasteroligist back east that
never did any of that went straight for a colonoscopy. He told me it
was easier that way i was'nt uncomfortable. And from what i read the
sigmoidscope is'nt even accurate. the gasteroligist back east was great
i have yet to find another one like him. But i will go to the appt. and
tell him how i feel about it. I know my insurance will cover the
colonscopy that is the only way for me.
>on my first visit. I had it done "many" times. A tube is inserted into
>the lower 10" of your bowel to visualize the inside of your rectum and
>lower bowel and is done in a doctor's office.
>It doesn't take long, about 15 minutes.
>Some people have a little discomfort, some allot of discomfort, everyone
>A Colonoscopy is performed in the hospital with some sedation on an
>out-patient basis (usually)and inspects a much larger portion of bowel.
>It takes longer than a Sigmoidoscopy.
>Here are 3 Web-sites with detailed information on each procedure and
>also a support group with people who had it done.
>JEAN (from PA)
>Jean (from PA)