WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
At your appointment your consultant will ask you about your medical history and your symptoms. He or she may then ask you to remove your lower clothing in order to examine you. You will be given privacy to undress, and a chaperone will be present.
Sometimes a rigid sigmoidoscopy or proctoscopy examination is carried out. If paying for your own treatment, please note that the hospital may make a separate charge for this.
At the end of the consultation the consultant will advise on necessary diagnostics or the best course of treatment, and will make the necessary arrangements.
CAN I HAVE A FRIEND/RELATIVE ACCOMPANY ME?
You are welcome to have a friend or relative present at your outpatient consultation. You may wish to make notes during the appointment, or to record the conversation. You might also find it helpful to write down in advance any questions that you have.