What Happens After My Flexible Sigmoidoscopy?

After your flexible sigmoidoscopy is completed:

  • If you did not receive a sedating medication, your doctor will instruct you on your procedure results and follow-up care.

  • If you received a sedating medication, the nurses will observe you until you are fully awake. Once you are alert, you will be able to speak with your doctor about your procedure and follow-up care.

  • If you received sedating medication, you will need to have someone escort you home.

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