Be thankful that we now have flexible sigmoidoscopes, and other such equipment. Many moons ago. (God, I can't be that old, can I?
I had an exam using a proctoscope. This thing was metal, long, cold, and RATHER LARGE IN DIAMETER. (At least it looks that way.
) It is inserted and then the inside is pulled out so the Doctor can actually look down it where the sun don't shine. I've heard it referred to as the "Silver Stallion."
Well I'm laying there having the exam and the Doctor says, "Hang on I need to go around a corner." I suddenly realized that a proctoscope doesn't BEND!!!
: I love flexible scopes and Vitamin V (Versed). Much easier to do and forget. If I can't remember it, it must not have been that bad.
I do think they make the prep miserable so the actual examination is an understatement.
Here's a new plastic proctoscope.
Doctor's have such neat toys.
And it must really be the end of summer for this thread to last sooo long.