Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a diagnostic test used to see abnormalities and changes in the large intestine and rectum. During this examination, a long flexible tube with a camera attached at its end (colonoscope) is inserted into the patient's rectum, and the doctor visualizes the entire colon. If needed, a polyp can be removed, and tissues can be collected for biopsy.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Kindly suggest treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from ulcerative colitis for the past five years. I had a colonoscopy twice and sigmoidoscopy once in the past five years. I am 28 years old. I had Balacol 750 mg six times a day and Mesacol enema for a month. Because of short supply of Balacol, I cannot take it for one week...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. You seem to be suffering from ulcerative colitis and that requires evidence of the findings in colonoscopy and biopsy. This is a chronic condition and requires chronic treatment based on the severity of the disease and the ongoing symptoms. Treatm...  Read Full »

I have burning sensation in esophagus with bloody stool. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, Before eleven months, I suffered from pain and mucus in stool. So I consulted a doctor and he told me that it as gas. After two months, I start to have bleeding. Sometimes, I had constipation. Now, I have pain in the stomach, colon, and rectum. Before a month, I had painful diarrhea with...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood in stools can occur from the upper gastrointestinal tract (UGI) or from the lower gastrointestinal tract (LGI). The dark altered blood is from the upper GI bleed and fresh blood is from the lower GI tract. You need to evaluate the various possibilities that cause ...  Read Full »

What can cause bloating, irregular bowel and watery stool?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from irregular bowel. I feel burning sensation in the stomach and anus. If I eat anything spicy, I need to go to restroom immediately. My poop smells and is semisolid, sometimes watery but not like diarrhea. I am suffering with this condition for past one year. I am tak...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from a condition known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Your history is a classical suggestive of that. However, IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. So, we need to be sure it is not anything else like ulcerative colitis, thyroid disorder or autonomic neu...  Read Full »

I have remission of lymphoma. Is surgery needed or colonoscopy enough?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 77-year-old woman. I had lymphoma last year, but was declared in remission this month. I have gained all my weight back and am feeling fine. My Oncologist sends me for PET scans every few months to make sure no cancer has returned. During last PET scan, they saw a shadow and re...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As such immediate surgery is not indicated. Yearly colonoscopy and biopsy should be done. If stage of lesions seems to be changing then it should be removed. A few doctors treat this aggressively and remove it surgically at this stage only. This decision is based on you...  Read Full »

Why do I suffer from sudden bouts of loose motion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 62 year old male. I am suffering from multiple neurofibroma of spinal cord and acoustic neurofibroma. I had bypass surgery four years ago and since then I am under medication, which is given below. My present problem is related to stomach. Since the operation, I started having sud...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such diarrhea is seen in Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is of three types: Diarrhea predominant. Constipation predominant. Mixed variety. You seem to be suffering from IBS diarrhea predominant. However, IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. We investigate suspec...  Read Full »

What causes blood and mucous in stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 6 inches, and I weigh 60 kg. A few days back, after dinner, I passed stools and while flushing, I found the stool to have mucous and blood. When I attempted to clean the anal region after defecating, I found all three tips of my finge...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following are the possibilities according to your complaints: Acute dysentery. Piles (hemorrhoids). Inflammatory Bowel Disease. You need to consult a doctor for physical examination. You will need proctoscopy (medical examination of the anal cavity with a thin t...  Read Full »

Do I need colonoscopy for blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old, 247 lb male. I have been having a problem with blood in stool for two years now. Sometimes, I have blood in stool for two or three days and sometimes goes away for months with no blood. For three months, I did not have blood in the stool. Now I started to drive a tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. See it is difficult to say what is the reason for blood in your stools. But definitely, this is not a normal thing. You could be having piles.Actually, piles are the most common cause of blood in stools. That is why your physician must have in general told you to reliev...  Read Full »

My girlfriend gets blood in stool. How to get it cured?

Query: Hi doctor,My girlfriend has piles. She gets blood along with stool. She is 22 years old. How to get it cured? How to get some relief from this? Is piles operation a complicated one? How many days should she need to take rest after this operation? Is there any restriction in food?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Blood in stools can be from upper gastrointestinal (UGI) or from lower gastrointestinal (LGI). The dark altered blood is from upper GI bleed and fresh blood is mostly from the lower GI tract. We need to evaluate various possibilities that can c...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Search for a Health Issue



Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.