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Colonoscopy is a medical procedure to examine the inside of the gut with the help of a colonoscope.
Colonoscopy is a medical procedure to examine the inside of the gut (colon & rectum) with the help of a colonoscope (a thin, flexible, hollow, light tube with a small camera on the end).
Colonoscope is a thin, flexible, hollow, light tube with a small camera on the end. It is used to visualize the interior of colon.
Colonoscopy is done to find:
Before the colonoscopy test is done:
There are some precautions that a patient should take after the procedure:
Colonoscopy has very few side effects and there is rarely any complication in the procedure.
Some side effects that can occur are:
Is the procedure painful?
The colonoscopy procedure is not painful for most patients; though, it might be slightly discomforting for others.
Typically, the patient is given a medicine to induce sleep, so he/she stays sleepy throughout the test. The patient might feel uneasy or a slight pain when air is blown in the colon or when the camera is inserted.
Do I require admission for the procedure?
The cost of colonoscopy varies with the healthcare institutions. It may range from Rs 5000 – 12000.
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