Rectoscopy is a diagnostic procedure which allows doctors to see the enzyme line and lower part of the intestine. The device used to perform this procedure is a hollow tube called a proctoscope. A light and lens on the device lets your doctor examine the inside of your rectum.

Why rectoscopy is done?

This test is performed to diagnose:

  • a disease in your rectum or anus, including cancer
  • ulcerative colitis
  • polyps in large intestine
  • diverticulitis

how do you prepare?

At least a week before your procedure, tell your doctor about any medications you take. Include all:

  • prescription drugs
  • over-the-counter medicines
  • herbal supplements and vitamins
rectoscopy procedure

what happens during rectoscopy?

To do this procedure, rectoscope is used. This device is send into the body to see inside parts. This procedure lasts about one or two minutes.

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