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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a endoscopic procedure to evaluate large intestine &  small portion of terminal ileum.

During this test , a long flexible tube with  LED light and video camera on one end is inserted via anal opening. Video images from the tube are seen on a monitor.

The procedure time is usually 15- 20 minutes. Colonoscopy  requires adequate preparation of the large bowel in which bowel cleansing agents are given clear the stool from large bowel

Indications of colonoscopy

  • Lower abdomen pain
  • Bleeding from rectum
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Unexplained anemia and weight loss
  • Screening for  large intestine cancer
  • Evaluation of colonics polyps
  • Biopsy of colon GI tract

Therapeutic procedures can be done during colonoscopy:

  • Endoclipping and injection of bleeding lesion
  • Polyp removal
  • Dilatation of strictures
  • Stenting of colon

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