What is the role of flexible sigmoidoscopy in the workup of hemorrhoids?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Kyle R Perry, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Flexible sigmoidoscopy is performed to exclude proximal disease. Having a patient strain while sitting on a toilet may reproduce prolapse most accurately; in addition, examining patients while they sit on a toilet can be very helpful in indeterminate cases.


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