Understand what an upper GI endoscopy is, why one may be performed and what your doctor will look for during this procedure.
This is an x-ray exam. It can help your doctor identify problems with your esophagus, stomach, and the first part of your small intestine. You may benefit from this exam if you have a problem such as heartburn, indigestion or unexplained pain in your chest or abdomen.
This procedure is an examination of the large intestine. The physician will look for inflammation, ulcers, or abnormal growths called polyps. The physician uses a colonoscope. This is an instrument with a small camera attached to a soft, flexible tube. The procedure usually lasts from 30 minutes to an hour.
Watch this video to receive an overview of what a colonoscopy is and why it may be recommended that you have one.
Learn how colorectal cancer can develop, who should undergo screening as well as options available for screening. Understand treatment is most effective when through regular screenings, pre-cancerous polyps, or cancer, is detected in the earliest stages.