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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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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can an anal fissure be detected by a colon rectal surgeon by a digital rectal exam or anoscopy?

Not so deep: This can often be detected by simply spreading the anal opening by lateral traction on adjacent skin. Any primary care doc can find the common ones. Anoscopy can see further up but is usually unnecessary unless you are looking for a source of bleeding. ...Read more

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I had painful anal sex about 4 months ago, have no STIs, have pain passing stool every since. My doctor won't do an anoscopy. What should I do?

I had painful anal sex about 4 months ago, have no STIs, have pain passing stool every since. My doctor won't do an anoscopy.  What should I do?

See another: First, use OTC medication as if you have a hemorrhoid. What you have is most likely a fissure, which is a tear. You need to be examined by a colorectal surgeon to determine the extent of the damages and how deep the tear is. So go and see different doctor. Meanwhile sit in a warm water in bath tub. That will relieve the pain. And make sure to keep you stool soft. ...Read more

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38 yr-old w/ hemorrhoid per anoscopy. Chronic low back and right hip pain, stand at work. Consistently flat stool; could this be from muscle tension?

38 yr-old w/ hemorrhoid per anoscopy. Chronic low back and right hip pain, stand at work. Consistently flat stool; could this be from muscle tension?

Yes and maybe: Certainly, standing for a long period of time, such as at work, can result from muscle strain and be a factor in chronic low back & hip pain. Stretching/strengthening exercises should help. But "flat stool" needs more investigation in my view; hemorrhoids by themselves should not be sufficient to cause. I would ask doctor for more testing, probably flex sig or colonosocpy, to evaluate. Good luck:) ...Read more

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What diagnostic procedure would you expect prior to direct current cardioversion?

What diagnostic procedure would you expect prior to direct current cardioversion?

Depends: This would not apply to an emergency situation. Obviously, an electrocardiogram is done in all patient requiring cardioversion. Also, echocardiogram in most. Additional studies may be done based on situation/diagnosis. For example, in patients with atrial fibrillation, a transesophageal echocardiogram maybe needed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

What is the difference between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

Reconnaissance: A cardiac diagnostic procedure is a reconnaissance mission to find out what's wrong. A cardiac intervention is used to fix it. Intervention usually consists of angioplasty (balloon dilitation) with or without placement of a stent in the dilated coronary artery. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

What are the differences between a cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

In a diagnostic : procedure, they are just trying to figure out if there is a problem and what it is. In an intervention, they are trying to fix a problem, like a blockage in an artery, for instance. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between an cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

Please help! what is the difference between an cardiac intervention and a cardiac diagnostic procedure?

Army?: It's like reconnaissance versus "search and destroy" missions. Diagnostic invasive procedures or heart caths inject dye down the artery to see the problem. Intervention means they've put a wire and balloon (usually followed by a stent) as well down the artery to "intervene" and fix the problem. ...Read more

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Relating to a diagnostic procedure what does the term sensitivity mean?

See below: Sensitivity is the chance of getting a positive test in someone who has the disease. For example, if you have 100 people with a strep throat who get a throat swab, and 95 of those throat swabs are positive, that throat swab test has a sensitivity of 95%. Notice that a sensitivity of 95% means that 5 out of 100 who have a strep throat would be falsely negative on the throat swab. ...Read more

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What is screening vs diagnostic procedure?

What is screening vs diagnostic procedure?

Excellent question!: Screening means checking for something when you don't have any symptoms (e.g., screening mammograms). Diagnostic procedures are done in order to figure out what is causing some problem (e.g., mammograms to see what is causing a breast lump). A list of needed screenings by age can be found in an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more