Sigmoidoscopy (Anoscopy, Proctoscopy)
Anoscopy, proctoscopy, and sigmoidoscopy tests allow your doctor to look at the inner lining of your Reference anus Opens New Window, Reference rectum Opens New Window, and the lower part of the Reference large intestine Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window (colon).
Your doctor should be able to discuss some of the findings with you immediately after the test. Lab results (such as from a biopsy) may take several days.
Some of the more common abnormal findings include:
Your doctor will discuss any significant abnormal results with you in relation to your symptoms and past health.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology