A 30-year-old male asked:
i'm 30.afraid of colorectal cancer due to rectal bleeding+other symptoms.can pcp order virtual colonoscopy or must i visit gastro? is virtual good?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Johannes hendrik Snyman answered
Specializes in Breast Surgery
Visit a gastro: Virtual colonoscopy is not reimbursed by medical aid in South Africa. The most common cause for rectal bleeding is a bleeding pile but you should still have a videoscopic colonoscopy to identify the source of the bleeding and to treat it appropriately
Answered on Sep 18, 2017
Dr. Bernard Seif answered
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Colonoscopy: Virtual colonoscopy has value but w/the symptoms you mention you need a real one, which will yield more information. Your PCP can refer you to a gastro, which is the type of doc you would be best served by. Peace and good health.
Answered on Sep 12, 2017
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