During colonoscopy, a gastroenterologist uses a colonoscope to look inside the colon.
The colonoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera and a light on the end. By adjusting the various controls on the colonoscope, the gastroenterologist can carefully guide the instrument in any direction to look at the inside of the colon. The high-quality picture from the colonoscope is shown on a TV monitor, and gives a clear, detailed view.
Colonoscopy is also a safe and effective way to evaluate problems such as:
- Blood loss.
- Abdominal or rectal pain.
- Changes in bowel habits, such as chronic diarrhoea.
- Abnormalities that may have first been detected by other studies, such as an inflamed colon noted on a CT scan of the abdomen.
- Active bleeding from the large bowel.
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Smug Dr ECL pulls a Fast One!