Sigmoidoscopy

Sigmoidoscopy is a test that helps in examining the rectum and lower part of the large intestine. It is one of the tests done to diagnose rectal and colon cancer. It is also done while having other symptoms such as changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, and sudden weight loss. There are two types of sigmoidoscopy such as flexible sigmoidoscopy and rigid sigmoidoscopy.

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I have pain after sigmoidoscopy. What is causing this?

Query: Dear doctor, Is intestinal abscess a possibility? I need a second opinion. Medical history: On April 1st, I underwent sigmoidoscopy, and since then, a pain started on my left side. They also diagnosed C.difficile. We started Vancomycin. Then the pain stopped. At week-3 of treatment with Vancomycin,...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be one possibility that sigmoidoscopy has caused an abscess, but again to prove that a repeat sigmoidoscopy has to be done. But also, there might be other causes like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or other infections as well....  Read Full »

Why do I have constipation and diarrhea alternatively?

Query: Hello doctor, I had diarrhea two years back, and since then I had gastrointestinal problems. But, I never had mucous or blood in the stools, so I thought it is because of IBS and did not take any medication. My stool test reports showed no signs of parasites or any other organisms in the stools. Lat...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks a lot for the detailed description of your problem. I think you have the following issues. The blood in stools that you are describing appears to originate from some disease in your rectum or sigmoid part of your large intestine. Few drops of painless blood in sto...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest the next course of action based on the pelvic MRI?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an asymptomatic with incidental following findings in MRI. A well-defined thin-walled cystic lesion is seen in the left pararectal space, appearing heterogeneously hyperintense on T1 and hyperintense on T2W images, suggestive of the hemorrhagic cystic lesion. The core of the lesio...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the description is not specific for a particular diagnosis. A radiologist is the best person to diagnose based on the findings on the MRI (magnetic reonance imaging). Given the location in the rectum wall, there is a possibility of a gastrointestinal stromal t...  Read Full »

My CT abdomen is suggestive of colitis. Would you explain the symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 54 year old male. My weight is 84 kg, and weight is 175 cm. I have done a CT scan before three months, and it showed mild thickening of the sigmoid colon suggestive colitis. I do not have any symptoms of colitis, diarrhea or blood in the stool. I have done stool occult blood test...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The word colitis means an inflammatory reaction in the colon, often autoimmune or infectious. Most of the patients present with the pain in abdomen, diarrhea, and vomiting. The first issue is to try to determine whether you had ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease. Mild ...  Read Full »

I feel softening around the anal region. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,For the past six days, I feel softening continuously around the anal area when I walk. Now, I am suffering from slight constipation. I have no hemorrhoids and no staining in the undergarment. I have no blood in the stool and no pain in the anal area and also on bowel movement. Then why ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take Lactifiber powder three teaspoons in half a glass of milk once daily after food for 15 days. Do a sigmoidoscopy to check for piles.   Read Full »

I am passing blood in stool. Am I suffering from piles or some other problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My query is that whether I am suffering from piles or it is some other problem. I have attached images for reference. For almost 10 days, I am passing blood in my stool. It is not much in quantity, but still, it is there. I was on Isotretinoin cycles for 10 to 12 weeks to cure my acne p...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) does not show the presence of piles, but this does not exclude piles as early stages of piles do not appear from outside the anus. The presence of red colored blood in stools indicate that the bleeding point is i...  Read Full »

I passed a lot of bright blood with stool today. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, I was constipated yesterday full day. When I went to the toilet today, there was quite a lot of bright red blood. I went again and sat on the toilet without actually doing anything, and there was more blood. I have had cramps as well. Should I be worried right now? I have had bowel pro...  Read Full »


Dr. Murad Haider

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for blood in the stools. The severity can vary from mild bleeding (common) to a severe life-threatening bleeding (uncommon). If the bleeding is heavy or if you have black stools, that is older blood due to a bleed from high up in the gut, then see...  Read Full »

Why am I having severe constipation after sigmoidectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had small cysts in the past that would come and go during childbearing or menstruating years. I also have IgA deficiency, chronic inflammatory arthritis, autoimmune hypothyroid and low WBC count. My present condition is, for past several weeks I have been having pain in the lower l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms and an abdominal lump in the left lower abdomen with constipation and bladder symptoms with bloating and decreased appetite do indicate a possibility of a large adrenal mass which could be a developing and growing ovarian cyst or mass, which should be ...  Read Full »

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