Common problems in the digestive system include stomach pain, acid reflux, constipation, and diarrhea. If you are experiencing issues in your digestive system and need to consult with a specialist, you might be wondering if there’s a difference between a gastroenterologist or a gastrointestinal (GI) doctor. Are the two different, and whom do you consultRead More
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Screening Procedures for Colonoscopy
A colonoscopy is a procedure that is used for diagnostic or screening purposes. It can be performed if you are presenting symptoms that need further evaluation or as part of your preventive care health check-up. A colonoscopy is used to diagnose colorectal cancer and is considered the gold standard out of all colon cancer screening methods.Read More
The Purpose And Procedure of an EGD Test
If a doctor has recommended that you get an EGD test, you may be wondering what is in store for you. Here, we will talk about the purpose of an EGD test and what is involved in the procedure – two things that can help you be well-informed on the day of the test. WhatRead More
Do You Need Anesthesia for Flex Sig?
A flexible sigmoidoscopy procedure, also called “flex sig,” is an alternative to a colonoscopy. This test is used to examine the lower part of the colon (large intestine) rather than the entire colon, as a colonoscopy does. A flex sig doesn’t usually require as much preparation as a colonoscopy does, and it’s a bit moreRead More