Is colonoscopy less painful than sigmoidoscopy?

This question was asked in Santa Barbara, California on 07/02/2012.
Is it true that sigmoidoscopies are more painful than colonoscopy?

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 7/3/2012 8

Colonoscopy is more comfortable because sedation is given. Sedation is not generally given for sigmoidoscopy.