Why is COLONOSCOPY done ?

This test is done:

  • As a screening for colon cancer and other problems
  • Explore the cause of Unexplained changes in bowel habits
  • Evaluate symptoms of pain or bleeding located in the abdominal area
  • Find a reason for weight loss, chronic constipation, or diarrhoea.

Why is COLONOSCOPY ?

A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum.During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube (colonoscope) is inserted into the rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside of the entire colon. If necessary, polyps or other types of abnormal tissue can be removed through the scope during a colonoscopy. Tissue samples (biopsies) can be taken during a colonoscopy as well.