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Colonoscopy is a medical procedure which is used to check the health condition of the colon and rectum with the help of a colonoscope. The colonoscope is a tube which is thin and flexible along with light and video camera at the end.
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Colonoscopy in Bangalore

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What is Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is a medical procedure which is used to check the health condition of the colon and rectum with the help of a colonoscope. The colonoscope is a tube which is thin and flexible along with light and video camera at the end. This helps to detect the presence of polyps, tumors, inflammation, and bleeding in the colon and rectum. It also helps in the detection of cancer in the colon. Colonoscopy helps in diagnosing the symptoms such as abnormal stomach pain, unexplained diarrhea, and blood in the stool. Mostly, this is performed in the outpatient setting for removal of polyps.


What is the preparation for Colonoscopy?

  1. Your doctor will advise you to stop eating solid food items before 2-3 days of the procedure.
  2. You need to drink more liquids such as plain water, coffee, and tea without milk and cream etc.
  3. You should not drink or eat anything before the night of the procedure.
  4. Your doctor will give laxatives and should take a day before the procedure.
  5. You need to empty the colon before the procedure by using the enema kit.
  6. Tell your doctor about your medical history and all medications you take. 
  7. Discuss all the risks, complications, and benefits associated with Colonoscopy with your doctor.


What are the steps involved in Colonoscopy?

Steps involved in the Colonoscopy are

  1. The doctor will give some medications to sedate you before the procedure.
  2. You will be lying on one side with knees facing toward the chest.
  3. Then, the doctor will insert the colonoscope into your rectum.
  4. Colonoscope has the video camera and it captures the images of the colon and tumors.
  5. Sometimes, the doctor will use some other medical instruments to take the samples from colon and rectum for further investigations.
  6. After finishing the examination of rectum and colon, your doctor will remove the colonoscope.


What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Colonoscopy?

  1. After completion of the procedure, it takes an hour to recover from the sedation. So, don't drive any vehicle.
  2. If your doctor removes any polyps from your colon or rectum, you may be given a temporary special diet.
  3. Walking is recommended if you feel bloated.
  4. Usually, a small amount of blood is seen in the first bowel movement after the procedure. So, if the blood is present continuously even after 3 to 4 bowel movements, you need to consult your doctor immediately.


What are the advantages of Colonoscopy?

Advantages of Colonoscopy are the following

  1. It helps in detecting polyps in the colon and rectum.
  2. Used to detect colon and rectal cancer.
  3. It can detect and remove the polyps during the testing procedure.
  4. Decreases the need for surgery to remove cancerous polyps.
  5. Helps to check the condition of colon and rectum without any incisions.


What are the indications of Colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy is indicated for the following conditions

  1. Lower gastrointestinal bleeding
  2. Colon cancer
  3. Inflammatory bowel disease
  4. Acute and chronic diarrhea
  5. Unexplained abdominal pain
  6. Chronic constipation


Who can perform this [Right specialist type for Colonoscopy]?

Colonoscopy can be performed by

  1. Gastroenterologist
  2. Colorectal surgeon
  3. Experienced Colonoscopist


What is the cost of Colonoscopy?

Cost of Colonoscopy may vary and the factors that affect the price are

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. The medical condition of the patient
  4. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  5. Type of Hospital
  6. The admission room that you opted for


Minimum amount to be paid for Colonoscopy in Bangalore starts from Rs.1,500.

Average charges for Colonoscopy in Bangalore is approximately Rs.5,750.

Maximum expenses for Colonoscopy in Bangalore rises up to Rs.8,500.


Is Colonoscopy a major procedure or minor procedure?

It can either major or minor depending on the reason. If it is being done for examination and to detect any abnormalities present in the colon and rectum, then it is a minor procedure. In case, if it is used to remove the polyps in colon and rectum, then it is a major procedure.


What is the Eligibility Criteria for Colonoscopy?

People who can undergo Colonoscopy are

  1. Individuals who are suffering from chronic diarrhea.
  2. People who are suffering from colon or rectum cancer.
  3. Individuals whose Radiological Examinations are abnormal.
  4. Individuals who are having polyps in the colon and rectum.
  5. People who are suffering from colon obstruction.


What is the Ineligibility Criteria for Colonoscopy?

People who cannot undergo Colonoscopy are

  1. Individuals whose bowel is not prepared well.
  2. People who are suffering from megacolon and fulminant colitis (severe ulcers in the colon).
  3. Patients who are not cooperative for the procedure.
  4. Individuals who are suffering from peritonitis.


What are the risks and complications associated with Colonoscopy?

Risks and complications involved in Colonoscopy are

  1. Reaction to the medications given for sedation.
  2. Bleeding from the site of examination or site of the biopsy.
  3. A tear or perforation in the wall of rectum or colon.
  4. Nausea and vomiting.


How long does it take to complete Colonoscopy?

Generally, Colonoscopy takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete. If any polyps are needed to remove, then it may take more time to complete.


What is the recovery time?

After the Colonoscopy, most people will continue their daily and social activities within 24 hours. On average, the recovery time is 24 to 48 hours.


What is the success rate of Colonoscopy?

The success rate of Colonoscopy depends on the following factors

  1. Bowel preparation.
  2. Experience of the Endoscopist.
  3. Age and health condition of the patient.

However, the success rate of Colonoscopy in the examination of colon and rectum is 83.5% to 98.7%.


Is Colonoscopy painful?

During a Colonoscopy, sedatives or pain killers will be given to the patient to numb the anus. So, most patients who undergo Colonoscopy may or may not feel pain. For some patients, it can be done without using any sedative medications and may cause mild to moderate pain and discomfort.


Is Colonoscopy Permanent?

Colonoscopy is used to check the colon and rectum for any abnormalities like inflammation, ulcers, tumors, and blood loss, etc. This may not be permanent because the doctor removes the colonoscope from the anus after completion of the examination.


What are the options if Colonoscopy fails or not successful?

If Colonoscopy is not successful then the following options are available

  1. Repeat Colonoscopy by an advanced Endoscopist.
  2. Virtual colonoscopy.
  3. Retrograde single balloon enteroscopy.


What are the alternatives for Colonoscopy?

Some of the alternatives to Colonoscopy are

  1. Sigmoidoscope.
  2. Fecal immunochemical tests.
  3. Stool DNA.
  4. Fecal occult blood tests.
  5. CT-Colonoscopy.
  6. Double-contrast barium enema.
  7. Cologuard.

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