REKTOSCOPIC EXAMINATION OF THE RECTUM
Rectoscopic examination is an endoscopic examination method, painless.
It is carried out using a special device – rectoscope. It will allow the surgeon to see the exact image of the rectum and colon ending.
Before the rectoscopic examination, the intestines must be emptied. We recommend a 2-day diet, use a laxative 24 hours before the examination.
The patient is placed in a position kneeling with knees apart. The doctor gently inserts using a gel, a metal or plastic tube into the rectum. The examination can be carried out to a depth of about 25 cm. A sample can be taken during the examination and then sent for histological examination. After the examination, the patient leaves home, there is no need for other person to accompany the patient or for a sick note.
WHO IS THE RECTOSCOPY FOR?
Rectoscopic examination allows us to identify:
- Rectal bleeding
- Rectal pain
- Pain at or after faeces causing discomfort or pain
- Tumour, Polyps
- Atypical mucosal symptoms.