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What Does The Doctor Do During A Colonoscopy And What Is He Looking For
Purpose: colonoscopy: The premiere purpose is to prevent colon cancer. Almost all colon cancer starts with a benign growth, a polyp, which takes ten years to become cancer. Removing polyps during test eliminates risk for cancer! can also look for other diseases (colitis, diverticulitis). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a biopsy is taken during a colonoscopy will your doctor tell you? And will he tell you what the results were?
My doctor said he might use propofol during the colonoscopy. Isn't that the stuff that michael jackson took?
When polyps are found during colonoscopy that are 2-3 CM in size why would a doctor leave them instead of taking a biopsy?
Colonoscopy: Biopsies are usually only taken of any polyps that dont look normal. Polyps of that tiny size are unlikely to be a problem and to a trained eye, the risk of taking the biopsy probably higher than the risk of possible malignancy! I am sure you were told to have a follow up colonoscopy in 6 mos to 1 year. ...Read more
Do GI doctors perform anoscopes and rectoscopes during a colonoscopy? Can it be requested or are anoscope/rectoscope exclusive to proctologists?
Included: A colonoscope is inserted into the anus, ascends through the rectum, and goes on to check the rest of the bowel. Thus colonoscopy includes examination of the anus and rectum. However, if there is a suspicion of anal pre-cancer (e.g. In HIV positive men) a specialized magnifying instrument is used to assess the anus. ...Read more
Doctor took biopsy on multiple sites during colonoscopy due to inflammation. Said it may be due to prep. Is she being kind to stop me worrying?
Not directly: The colonoscopy does not in any way look at the heart, only at the lining of your colon. If a patient has issues during the test such as chest pain, irregular heart beat or hypotension, coronary artery disease may be considered, but different types of testing will be needed to verify. ...Read more
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