colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure which is accomplished by inserting a tube with a camera on the end into the anus and through the colon. The images from the camera are viewed on a display monitor that allows your doctor to see the entire Largebowel and diagnose Following Conditions

  1. Colon Cancers
  2. AnoRectal Cancers
  3. Inflamatory Bowel Disease Ex Crohns Disease,Ulcerative Colitis
  4. Tubeculosis
  5. Diverticulosis
  6. Polyps
  7. Vascular Abnormalities
  8. Worms,Ulcers Etc

Who Should Undergo Colonoscopy?

Pts Who are Suffering From Following Signs and Symptoms

  1. Abdominal pain associated with Diarrhoea
  2. Passing Blood,Mucus In Stools
  3. Increased Frequency of stools
  4. Loss of Weight,Loss of Apatite
  5. Gross Iron Deficiency Anemia

Preparation for Colonoscopy

The colon must be completely clean to achieve accurate results from a colonoscopy. Patients will usually be given a special cleansing solution to drink before the exam, or may be asked to consume only a clear liquid diet with laxatives or enemas. Most medications can still be taken, although some such as aspirin or blood thinners may require special instructions. Your doctor will instruct you on how to prepare.

Before the colonoscopy, an IV is inserted with medication to make the patient relaxed and sleepy. During the colonoscopy, the patient lies on their left side or back as the colonoscope is slowly inserted. It reaches all the way to the tip of the colon and examines the lining of the area as it passes in and out. The procedure takes about 15 minutes. A biopsy may be taken during the procedure if an area needs to be examined further.

After the procedure cramping or bloating may be experienced, but should be relieved quickly. Eating and other normal activities can resume immediately.