Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy

Our gastroenterologist will examine and evaluate the condition of the large intestine’s inner linings, that is, the rectum and the colon. Colonoscopy is a procedure used for detecting colonic and non-colonic cancer, colon tumors, colon diseases such as ulcerative colitis and colon polyps.

Colonoscopy is performed with a long and thin tube with a camera inserted anally into the rectum, and then advanced within till it reaches the cecum. The doctor can take pictures and videos of the large intestine/colon and the lower parts of the small intestine to detect complications. During the colonoscopy, the tissue samples called biopsy are collected and abnormalities are also taken out. This procedure is used for screening for colon cancer.

It is used to detect any abnormalities or diseases in the large intestine, such as-

  • Blood in stools
  • Colitis
  • Unexplained anemia
  • Diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation