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Endoscopy and colonoscopy, what are these?

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Dr. Meena Kumar answered

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine

Endoscopy is when a camera is placed down your mouth to see the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract. Colonoscopy is when a camera is placed into the rectum to see the lower part of your gastrointestinal tract.

Answered Apr 15, 2014

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Dr. Enrique Molina answered

Specializes in Gastroenterology

These are fiberoptics cameras that are inserted through the mouth (endoscopy) or through the anus (colonoscopy) to investigate you digestive tract.

Answered Apr 20, 2014

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