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What is the difference between hysteroscopy and colonoscopy

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine, Gynecology 37 years experience
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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Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
Specializes in Gynecology
Hysteroscopy: Hysteroscopy is to introduce a thin scope into uterus through the vagina and cervix, so we can see the polyp in the cavity of the uterus. We then use ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
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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Dr. Stephen Lloyd
47 years experience
Colonoscopy vs.EGD: Technically, a colonoscopy is a form of "endoscopy" but typically, endoscopy is used to refer to upper endoscopy or egd. Egd is to look at the esopha... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Endoscopy means looking inside the gastro-intestinal system with a light and camera. It has come to mean the stomach and upper intestines in common us... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Endoscopy usually refers to the upper gastrointestinal tract, usually to the duodenum entrance, while colonoscopy is meant to investigate large bowel ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Endoscopy is a generic term for examination of internal organs through a tube with a camera. Colonoscopy is endoscopy of colon.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
Colon and Rectal Surgery 31 years experience
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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
General Surgery 26 years experience
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
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
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
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