Anoscopy is exactly what it sounds like: it is a procedure that involves your gastrointestinal (GI) specialist inserting a small, tubular instrument (anoscope) into your anus to view its lining and that of your rectum. In a related procedure known as high-resolution anoscopy (HRA), your GI specialist uses anoscope along with a colposcope to better
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A colonoscopy procedure can be used for diagnostic and treatment purposes. A colonoscopy can allow your doctor to see inside the colon to diagnose problems and treat them right away. Many times, colon cancer causes no symptoms until it progresses significantly. As a result, the survival rate is less than many other forms of cancer.
Celiac disease, also referred to as sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy, is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that is precipitated by the ingestion of gluten, a protein commonly found in barley, rye, and wheat. The inflammatory response launched by the small intestine causes damage to its lining and malabsorption of many key nutrients. If
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive condition that causes symptoms that range from mild abdominal discomfort to excruciating pain. Someone who suffers from IBS has certain things that can trigger its symptoms, which are caused by various issues affecting the intestines (bowels). Note that IBS is different than inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which can