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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
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 -
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:
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.