There can be many reasons to examine your bowel, whether it is colon or rectum. Today, the first choice is often a binocular examination with a video camera, whereas scanning and X-ray examination are more considered as a supplement.
The reasons for the various bowel examinations are typically:
- Blood and / or mucus in stool.
- Alternating stools or altered stool pattern for more than 4 weeks.
- Persistent abdominal pain.
- Weight loss for unknown reasons.
- Anemia of unknown cause.
- Familial predisposition to bowel cancer.
- Screening for bowel cancer.
For colonoscopy, pay attention to the section on sedation, as there may be considerations regarding accompaniment and transportation.
Read more about our various examinations and treatments in the patient guides below.
Download PDF regarding. screening for colorectal cancer
Download PDF for bowel cancer
Colon and rectal polyps
Download PDF for microscopic colitis
Download PDF for irritable bowel
Download PDF for diverticular disease
Download PDF for constipation