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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?

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Dr. Johannes hendrik Snyman
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
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
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Virtual colonoscopy.: Your PMD should be able to order the virtual colonoscopy, although if your clinical situation warrants it the regular colonoscopy is more definitive.
Answered on Sep 11, 2017

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