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What is the difference between endoscopy and colonoscopy?

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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 usage Colonoscopy is more specific in that it specifies which area- the colon
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 pathology.
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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