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colonoscopy

[‚kō·lə′näs·kə·pē]
(medicine)
Visual examination of the inner surface of the colon by means of an endoscope.
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Batool Urooj discussed five years experience of colonscopy at Civil Hospital Karachi.
Pediatric upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and colonscopy.
Soebiandono said Suharto refused to receive ''heavy'' medical treatment such as a colonscopy, which is mainly used to look for early signs of cancer in the colon and rectum.
My daughter (in her 50s) had an onslaught of flatulence, and after determining everything was okay per colonscopy, she started eating yogurt with live cultures and acidophilus.
Table 4--Predictors of Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy or Colonscopy Screening Use CRC Screening Procedure Variable Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) Marginal Patient Characteristics Adj.
7 N/A Thyroid dysfunction 6 5-9 Lactose malabsorption 22-26 25 Disease Comments Colitis/inflammatory Structural colon lesions inflammatory bowel were detected with barium disease enema, colonscopy, sigmoidoscopy Colon cancer Structural colon lesions were detected with barium enema, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy Celiac disease Note: celiac disease prevalence higher than in general population.
Q: Researchers recently reported on the "Couric effect"--a 20 percent increase in the number of people who underwent colonoscopies--after your televised colonscopy on the Today show.
Lynn still gets check-ups and bravely agreed for a video to be made of her latest colonscopy.
For example, if in the evaluation of the positive results of Hemocult screening, colonscopy, sigmoidscopy and double contrast barium enema were to be used, one might expect complications (perforation or hemorrhage) once in 300-900 subjects investigated (76).
A full colonscopy with several biopsies may be necessary to identify the underlying problem.