The doctor examines a colonoscopy the mucosa of the colon. This is done by to make use of a colonoscope. This is a flexible snake that in the body of the patient's is inserted through the anus. The doctor may by colonoscope in the intestine of the patient look. Through this method he can to see any abnormalities in the gut to find.
Process of a colonoscopy
When someone undergoes a colonoscopy, he or she is on the left side on an examination couch. The attending physician brings a study of the colonoscope through the anus into the rectum. The colonoscope is still a bit further from here inserted the intestine. The doctor also blows air into the intestine on the intestinal wall well visible. Annoying side effect of this is, that there are abdominal cramps may occur.
The head of the colonoscope, the physician may operate. The doctor will check during the examination the lining / lining of the intestine is very accurate. The colonoscope is usually up to the beginning of the large intestine inserted. In some investigations, it is not possible to the large intestine to reach.
It is possible that the patient during the study a different attitude. It may be that the patient on the right side or on the back should lie. The nurse or nurse who attend the examination is sometimes called for in certain places in the abdomen to put pressure on the abdomen.
The duration of the investigation is 15 to 30 minutes. The duration depends on the length of the colon and turns the colonoscope to take.
Find and remove polyps
When a physician encounters polyps in your colon it will immediately remove. The polyps are removed with a loop of wire. This is like a lasso to the polyp superimposed. Then comes an electronic stream on the wire. At that moment shall be the polyp cut off. The polyps that are automatically cut off by the treating physician to the laboratory for examination.
The chance that a little bleeding after the excision of polyps present. The bleeding can be up to two weeks after removal of the polyps occur. The removal of polyps do not hurt.