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You may need to take antibiotics before the sigmoidoscopy if you:

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From: What Is Flexible Sigmoidoscopy? WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Flexible Sigmoidoscopy.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 19, 2018

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American Cancer Society.

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Flexible Sigmoidoscopy.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 19, 2018

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