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What is the difference between hysteroscopy and colonoscopy

A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine 36 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
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 43 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
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
Internal Medicine 46 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
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
Colon and Rectal Surgery 30 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
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
The difference: Is usually endoscopy refers to an upper scoping procedure through the mouth, esophagus, stomach and first portion of your duodenum or small intestine.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
General Surgery 25 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
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 22 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vanderkin
Radiology 36 years experience
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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