A member asked:

What are the reasons to get a colonoscopy if still in 30's? and what all does a colonoscopy show ? is stomach pain, and different color stool usually figured out by endoscopy? thank you?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine and rectum. An upper endoscopy is a procedure used to visually examine your upper digestive system with a tiny camera on the end of a long, flexible tube. One is lower, the other is upper. Age has nothing to do with it. Let your gastroenterologist do their job. ref: mayoclinic.org

Answered 3/7/2022


Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

A colonoscopy is done regardless of age for diagnostic purposes and if there is pathology affecting the colon, a colonoscopy will help in diagnosing the respective condition by direct visualization and/or biopsies if needed.

Answered 3/8/2022



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