DRHC Dubai Gastroenterology Clinic

Colonoscopy in Dubai at DRHC

Colonoscopy is a very frequent procedure in the gastroenterology clinic used to look at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon). We use a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope to look at the colon. A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding.

During a colonoscopy, tissue samples can be collected (biopsy) and abnormal growths can be taken out. Colonoscopy can also be used as a screening test to check for cancer or precancerous growths in the colon or rectum (polyps).

Uses of Colonoscopy Procedure:

A colonoscopy is recommended in the following cases to find the cause of unexplained symptoms such as - 

  • changes in your bowel activity
  • abdominal pain
  • bleeding from the anus
  • unexplained weight loss

A colonoscopy is also a great screening tool for colon polyps and cancer when particular risk factors are available. Screening means searching for diseases before they become apparent or symptomatic to give a better chance of fully curing the disease.

Benefits of Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy is a valuable tool for early detection and prevention of colorectal cancer. By identifying and removing polyps before they become cancerous, colonoscopy can significantly reduce your risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Screening for Colon and Rectal Cancer

Screening for colon and rectal cancer is recommended in our center at age 50 if you don’t have health problems or other factors that make you more likely to develop colon cancer.

Risk factors for colorectal cancer include

Colonoscopy FAQs

1. What is a colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine the inner lining of your large intestine (colon) using a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope. It helps to detect abnormalities such as ulcers, polyps, tumors, and inflammation

2. Why is a colonoscopy done?

A colonoscopy is typically performed to investigate symptoms such as rectal bleeding, chronic diarrhea, or abdominal pain. It is also used as a screening tool for colorectal cancer and to monitor and manage certain conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

3. How is a colonoscopy performed?

During a colonoscopy, you will be given sedation to help you relax. The doctor will then insert the colonoscope through your rectum and into your colon. They will examine the colon lining and may take tissue samples (biopsies) or remove polyps if necessary.

4. Is a colonoscopy painful?

Most patients experience minimal discomfort during a colonoscopy due to sedation. You may feel some pressure, bloating, or cramping as the scope is advanced through the colon.

5. How should I prepare for a colonoscopy?

Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions, but generally, you will need to follow a clear liquid diet for a day or two before the procedure. You will also need to take a laxative to cleanse your colon.

6. Are there any risks associated with a colonoscopy?

Although rare, complications can occur, including bleeding, perforation of the colon, and reactions to sedation. It's important to discuss any concerns with your doctor before the procedure.

7. How long does a colonoscopy take?

The procedure itself usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes. However, you should plan to spend a few hours at the facility for preparation, the procedure, and recovery from sedation.

8. What can I expect after a colonoscopy?

You may feel some gas and bloating after the procedure, which should improve as you pass gas. It's normal to have mild cramping or abdominal discomfort. You will be monitored until the sedation wears off, and your doctor will discuss the findings with you.

9. How often should I have a colonoscopy?

The frequency of colonoscopies depends on your age, medical history, and the presence of any risk factors. For most people, screening starts at age 50 and is repeated every 5 to 10 years if no abnormalities are found.

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Schedule Your Colonoscopy at DRHC Dubai

If you are due for a colonoscopy or experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms, don't delay. Contact DRHC Dubai to schedule your colonoscopy appointment. Our team of experts is here to provide you with compassionate care and personalized treatment to keep your digestive health in check. To book Your Appointment just call us at +97142798200 for consulting with Gastroenterology Clinic at DRHC Dubai.