During medical examinations, almost a third of all patients are diagnosed with abnormalities in the digestive system. If the patient complains about pain in the abdomen & anorectal area, persistent constipation, bleeding from the rectum, unusual weight loss, adverse blood counts (decreased haemoglobin, high ESR), then an experienced coloproctologist will prescribe a colonoscopy procedure. Colonoscopy is a modern instrumental research method used to diagnose pathological conditions of the colon and rectum. This procedure is carried out using a colonoscopy through which doctors can visually assess the condition of the large intestine.
During the procedure, the doctor can visually assess the condition of the mucous membrane & intestinal motility and identify inflammatory changes.
If the diameter of the intestinal lumen is too small, it would be necessary to expand the narrowed section of the intestine.
On the screen of the monitor, the specialist sees changes on the walls of the intestine and locates pathological formations (cracks, polyps of the rectum and large intestine, haemorrhoids, ulcers, diverticula, tumours or foreign bodies) if there are any.
During the procedure, any foreign bodies can be removed or sampled for histological examination (biopsy). It is possible to remove small benign tumours or polyps if they are detected, during the examination, thus saving the patient from surgical intervention.
It is possible to identify causes of intestinal bleeding and eliminate them by thermocoagulation (exposure to high temperatures) during the procedure. You can ask the doctor to take pictures of the intestinal surface of your intestine if you are personally interested in your health. All these possibilities make colonoscopy the most informative diagnosis method and are performed in many public and private medical institutions. It is important to cleanse your intestine before attending and colonic irrigation in our clinic in London is perfect for that job. Contact a specialist for more information about the procedure.