Colonoscopy is a medical procedure used to examine the colon and rectum for any abnormalities or diseases. This procedure is usually performed by a specialist at a clinic or hospital, such as Groruddalsklinikken, which is a recognized clinic in Norway.
During a colonoscopy, a flexible tube with a camera at the end, called a colonoscope, is used, which is carefully guided into the rectum and through the colon. This gives the doctor the opportunity to inspect the walls of the intestine and detect any abnormal conditions such as polyps, inflammation or tumors.
Before undergoing a colonoscopy at Groruddalsklinikken, you will be asked to follow certain preparations. This may include taking laxatives or following a special diet to cleanse the bowel. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure that the bowel is optimally prepared for the examination.
During the procedure itself, you will be asked to lie on your left side while the doctor carefully guides the colonoscope into the rectum. Air may be blown into the bowel to expand it and provide better visibility. The doctor will gradually move the colonoscope further through the colon while carefully examining the walls. If they find anything abnormal, they may take tissue samples or remove polyps for further analysis.
Colonoscopy is usually a painless procedure, but you may experience some discomfort or pressure as the colonoscope moves through your bowel. It is important to inform your doctor of any concerns or pain you experience during the procedure.
After the colonoscopy, you will be monitored for a while to make sure you are recovering well from the procedure. You may experience some side effects such as bloating, gas or mild bleeding from tissue samples or polyp removal. These side effects are usually mild and usually disappear within a short time.
It is important to follow the doctor’s instructions after the colonoscopy, especially when it comes to diet and activity level. You may be asked to avoid certain foods or activities for a period of time to allow your gut to fully recover.
Colonoscopy is an important diagnostic procedure that can contribute to the early detection and treatment of colon cancer and other bowel diseases. At Groruddalsklinikken, they have experienced specialists who perform colonoscopies with high accuracy and care for the patients.
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