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What is the definition or description of: anoscopy?

What is the definition or description of: anoscopy?

Scope of anus only: Anoscopy is the inspection of the junction between the very last part of the colon, the sphincter (the muscle part of the anus, ) and the skin just outside the opening. A small instrument of either clear plastic or metal is inserted into the anus to show these areas. This is generally used for fissures, hemorrhoids, and fistulae. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Anoscopy (Definition)

Anoscopy is the inspection of the junction between the very last part of the colon, the sphincter (the muscle part of the anus, ) and the skin just outside the opening. A small instrument of either clear plastic or metal is inserted into the anus to show these areas. This is generally used for ...Read more


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Does anoscopy hurt?

Not usually: A small scope is put into the rectum just a bit bigger than a finger. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get an anoscopy?

No: If they look further with a colonoscopy then an IV is necessary, but for anoscopy no needle is needed. ...Read more

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Where is an anoscopy usually done? At a hospital?

Where is an anoscopy usually done? At a hospital?

Usually office..: Basically this involves a small transparent scope to see you anorectal area...No anesthesia required and is typically done in office setting.... ...Read more

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Which clinics in singapore perform anal smear tests and anoscopy?

Which clinics in singapore perform anal smear tests and anoscopy?

Most of them: Singapore hospital have advance and modern surgical suits, most major hospital dose that. ...Read more

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What does an anoscopy look for? Does it detect cancer/tumors? Had a neg colonoscopy last year.

Anoscopy: An anoscope is a round piece of clear plastic that's used to look at the anus and first part of the rectum, think of it like the anal version of a vaginal speculum. It's used to look for diseases of the anus and rectum like hemorrhoids, anal fissures, and rectal cancers. Anoscopy is only able to look a few inches into the rectum. If you are having anal pain or bleeding it is an appropriate test. ...Read more

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Do i need to use an enema to before i go to the doctor for an anoscopy or proctoscopy? Won't that help the doctor see better?

Do i need to use an enema to  before i go to the doctor for an anoscopy or proctoscopy?  Won't that help the doctor see better?

Best to call their: Office and ask the nurse if the doctor prefers you have an enema. If you get there without an enema and the doctor can not see anything, you have just wasted your time and his/hers and will need to reschedule your appointment for another time after taking an enema. ...Read more

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Are colonoscopy, endoscopy, and anoscopy all good ways to tell if I had colon or rectal cancer?

Full colon: a colonoscopy would be the best way to look at the entire colon for evidence of colon or rectal cancer. Anoscopy just looks at the end and endoscopy is usually the stomach and upper intestines. ...Read more

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