Colonoscopy Screening, Colonoscopy Test Specialist Bethpage Farmingdale, Hicksville, NY

Colonoscopy Screening, Colonoscopy Test Specialist Bethpage Farmingdale, Hicksville, NY

Our immune system is always at work fighting off infections and creating antibodies to protect the organs and overall vitality of the body. Unfortunately, there’s no telling when our bodies falter and succumb to the attacks of dangerous elements that start breeding inside completely undetected.

One such condition that takes lives uncontrolled is cancer. Among all the variants, colon cancer is reportedly the second biggest cause of death in the United States.

Therefore, LI Medical Group of Bethpage Farmingdale physicians advise people to undergo a colonoscopy test to rule out any abnormalities that might already be progressing.

Dr. Ronald Fagan recommends that his patients be on the lookout for any warnings signs and symptoms and consult with their primary care physician at the earliest to get the needful screenings.

What is a Colonoscopy Test?

During a colonoscopy screening, a colorectal cancer specialist inserts a thin tube called a scope through the rectum to get a clear picture of the large intestines. This scope has a camera lens and a light at the end which produces live images for the doctor to locate any abnormalities in the colon. The aim of this screening test is to find any visible signs of colorectal or colon cancer, such as polyps.

A colonoscopy screening is helpful in detecting

  • Crohn’s disease,
  • Diverticulosis,
  • Ulcerative colitis, etc.

If any traces of any cancerous tumors, or polyps are found, your doctor may choose to take a biopsy for analyzing the severity of the condition, or may even remove the polyp then and there, if it seems harmless.

Some people may need to have a colonoscopy at a younger age if they have an increased risk of colon cancer.

Risk factors include -

  • If you have a genetic condition associated with colon cancer.
  • If you have familial polyposis syndrome, which is a condition that runs in the family and is associated with an increased risk of forming polyps).
  • If you have an inflammatory bowel disease, like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
  • If any of your first-degree relatives has colon cancer.
  • If more than one of your relatives has colon cancer.

What are the signs that indicate a need for a Colonoscopy Test?

Dr. Fagan has had patients come in complaining of various common discomforts that might seem to be caused by indigestion or even seasonal flu. However, the severity and the length of these symptoms are what give your doctor an indication that the causal factors need to be scoped, literally.

So, watch out for these symptoms:

  • Persistent abdominal pains and visible bloating;
  • Issues with the bowel movement like constipation, diarrhea, or blood in stools;
  • Unexplained weight loss can also be noticed for some;
  • Abdominal cramps, chronic fatigue may disrupt eating and bowel habits as well.

These are some of the reported symptoms of abnormal large intestine functions. So, if you experience any of these discomforts for longer than 10 days, schedule an appointment with a Colonoscopy specialist at our Bethpage Farmingdale, NY clinic.

Dr. Ronald Fagan and his expert team will be there with you throughout the process, to help you fight the anxiety of the results or any discomforts.

Schedule a consultation with LI Medical Group Specialist to get the best assisted medical care in New York.