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Who needs a sigmoidoscopy? PDF Print E-mail

bullet_redIndividuals 50 years of age and older who are healthy, symptom free, and have no family history of colon cancer or colon polyps can undergo examination for colorectal cancer every three to five years as a screening option
bullet_redIndividuals with limited, localized rectal bleeding, unexplained rectal pain, a recent change in bowel function, or diarrhea may be evaluated with sigmoidoscopy
bullet_redIndividuals with ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease may require sigmoidoscopic examination

 

Note: you should discuss with your physician if sigmoidoscopy or an alternative screening tool is best for you.