A colonoscopy is a relatively simple, pain-free way to examine the colon for multiple issues. I would typically recommend a colonoscopy to my patients if I were concerned about any potentially serious symptoms, such as intense abdominal pain, blood in the stool, severe diarrhea, or an abnormality detected on prior X-rays or computerized axial tomography (CT) scans.
I would also prescribe you a colonoscopy if I was concerned about your risk for polyps or colon cancer, especially if you happened to have a family history of non-colon cancers or colon problems associated with colon cancer, such as ulcerative colitis and colon polyps. A colonoscopy is a proven, effective way to detect cancer before it becomes life-threatening.
How often you should undergo a colonoscopy—or if you should undergo one at all—depends on your unique case. Stop by my office, and we will discuss any potential risk factors you may have for colon cancer, hepatitis C, polyps, or any other gastrointestinal malady. Whatever kind of treatment you may need, you can count on me and my office to provide you with the most understanding support, assistance, and treatment to get you well again.
If you live in or near Pontiac, MI, I will be happy to assist you with the latest medical technology and the most effective medical techniques available today. I am fully committed to all of my patients’ health and well-being.