Detect Any Changes from Affected with Colorectal Cancer with Screening Colonoscopy

Screening colonoscopy is a process where a small tube-like instrument, called a colonoscope, is inserted half inches inside your rectum.
By: Redding Gastroenterology
REDDING, Calif. - Feb. 12, 2022 - PRLog -- Nowadays, the work schedule most of the working people follow, irrespective of any gender, puts them through immense pressure. During which, they often put less concern on their health. Hence the hectic schedule every day their body suffers results in some imbalance in their health. How often do you consult a doctor in the first place if experiencing immense pain in your abdomen? Being a woman, do you feel continuous pain in the pelvic area? Is your stool recently coming out with blood? Well, if any of the abovementioned symptoms you're experiencing, this might lead you to colon cancer or rectal cancer. Although, doctors nowadays connote this together as colorectal cancer. Therefore, consulting a stomach specialist when experiencing such pain can be helpful. However, to diagnose such issues the methods these specialists apply begin with screening colonoscopy!

Screening colonoscopy is a process where a small tube-like instrument, called a colonoscope, is inserted half inches inside your rectum. Sounds painful? In reality, the whole procedure only takes 20-30 minutes. Meanwhile, you'll be injected with a sedative. Thus you remain unconscious throughout the whole process. For the screening colonoscopy procedure, doctors generally prescribe not to eat solid foods a day before the check-up. Although, you can take liquids such as coffee, juice, soft drinks, etc. Thereafter, during your check-up day, after you're injected with sedatives, the doctor will insert the colonoscope. A colonoscope contains a small camera attached on top of it along with a light. This helps doctors to get the perfect imagery of your rectum. For further diagnosis, your doctor might take a small portion from your rectum to send it to the lab for biopsy. This whole procedure takes almost 30 minutes, followed by approximately 30 minutes more to you awake from the sedatives. After waking up, you can even drive yourself home, but you need to follow the liquid diet for that day as well.

If you have any special health conditions, you need to inform your doctor beforehand. These special conditions might come in various ways. Such as –
  • Pregnancy
  • Kidney disease
  • Weak lung condition
  • Allergies to medication
  • Diabetes
  • Consumption of drugs regularly
  • Heart condition

Subsequently, if your doctor is aware of your exact health condition, getting a proper analysis of your body will be easier for him. Thus, if you're experiencing such inconveniences in your body, consult a GI specialist nearby and get rid of colorectal cancer in the first place!

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Redding Gastroenterology
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