Rigid Sigmoidoscopy

A rigid sigmoidoscopy is non-surgical examination performed by Dr Meade as part of your consultation. 


A rigid sigmoidoscope is a single-use instrument that is connected to a light source and allows visualisation of the lower part of the colon (rectum and anus).  It is a helpful initial examination to assist with diagnosis of rectal and anal conditions, and treatment planning. 



Why is a Rigid Sigmoidoscopy performed?


A rigid sigmoidoscopy is performed as an initial exam to;

  • View the rectum and anal canal.
  • Investigate cause of rectal bleeding or blood in the stool.
  • Rectal/anal examination  post surgical procedures.



The examination usually only takes about 5 minutes.



No anaesthetic or preparation is required in order for this examination to be performed.