I'm due to have a flexible sigmoidoscopy next week, and reading posts on this board has helped, but I have some worries that I hope someone might be able to help me with. I'm considering whether to opt for sedation - had thought that I would probably be better not having it, but if it's really painful then maybe I should go for sedation. I've had a rigid sig before (no prep), and that was uncomfortable rather than painful, but obviously was over far quicker than this will be. Prep will be an enema administered before the procedure - while I'm at the hospital. Never had one before and this is making me more apprehensive than the actual procedure at the moment. Also, will they tell me straightaway what the results are? Any advice/tips gratefully received.