Colonoscopy is a procedure in which a scope is used to look inside the patient’s rectum and colon. Irritated and swollen tissue, ulcers, polyps, and cancer can be shown in colonoscopy. At Islamabad Gastroenterology Associates, we have state of the art medical facility to perform Colonoscopy test in Islamabad to diagnose colon cancer.
A colonoscopy can help to find the cause of symptoms, such as
Bleeding from anus
Weight loss (Unexplained)
Colonoscopy can also be used as a screening tool for cancer and colon polyps. The doctor can recommend screening for colon and rectal cancer (colorectal cancer).
For a successful colonoscopy, you will need to talk to your physician about the preparations.
Generally following guidelines are given by the doctors before the colonoscopy.
Discuss the health problems you have and all the medications including prescribed or non-prescribed medicines, vitamins, and supplements you taking which may include: Aspirin, blood thinners, diabetic medicines, anti-inflammatory drugs.
Get written bowel prep instructions to follow so that little or no stool remains in your intestine. Stool inside your intestine can block the clear image of the lining.
A sedatives, anesthesia, or pain killer will be injected in your vein, so you won’t feel pain during the procedure. The health care staff will keep you as comfortable as possible.
You’ll will be lying on a table while a colonoscope will be inserted through your anus and into your rectum and colon. The camera on scope sends video image to the monitor, helps examine the large intestine.
The risks of colonoscopy procedure include:
In most cases, bleeding occur in patients who have polyps removed. The doctor can right away treat the bleeding that happens during the colonoscopy.
Consult immediately to your physician if you have any of the following symptoms after a colonoscopy: