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what is the difference between hysteroscopy and colonoscopy

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
35 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Yes: A diagnostic hysteroscopy is done inspect the uterine cavity by endoscopy with access through the cervix and can be done without anesthesia. An operat ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
42 years experience in Medical Oncology
The 'end' examined: In upper endoscopy, the upper GI tract is examined, including the esophagus and stomach. In colonoscopy, a different scope is used, entering the anus, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
29 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
General vs Specific: The term 'endoscopy' encompasses a great many procedures where a scope (endoscope) of some kind is inserted into some oriface for some purpose (lookin ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
The suffix: When a word ends in ectomy it refers to removal of:an organ such as colon in colectomy and kidney in nephrectomy, When the word ends in oscopy it re ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
24 years experience in General Surgery
Colonoscopy: The colon is roughly 3-5 long depending on individual. A proctoscopy looks at the angus and rectum only (first 4-6 inches). A colonoscopy uses a fiber ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
NBI: Or narrow band imaging is a feature of some colonoscopes that allow a doctor to make out certain masses or other structures in the colon that they mig ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Direct vision vs. TV: In colonoscopy a scope is passed retrograde up the colon after cleansing with a bowel prep. Air inflation dilates the bowel to aid visualization. Wi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Scan vs. scope: An MRI of abdomen/pelvis is a scan utilized to visualize the content of the abdominal cavity including colon. It will depict the external features of ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Stool test vs. exam: The question of managing colon cancer depends on early dx. Periodic exam of the colon after bowel prep allows for defining early tumor and or polyps. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vanderkin
35 years experience in Radiology
One uses xrays: barium enem is putting a fluid in your rectum and taking xrays by a radiologist. a gi doctor looks at the inside of your colon using a long scope to d ... Read More

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