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Many bowel disease, with all its dangers for the body are also very cunning.The fact that they often occur completely asymptomatic and, therefore, do not give a sick person is not the slightest cause for concern.All this makes it difficult to diagnose such diseases: the patient simply for a long time does not go to the doctor, feeling perfectly healthy, and meanwhile, the disease continues to develop and progress, it is very difficult to cure it in the future.

However, today bowel disease detection possible even in the absence of any of its external symptoms and signs.Here come to the aid of modern methods of medical examination of the bowel.Today we talk about the most common and effective ones, in particular, consider the capsule examination, endoscopy and colonoscopy.


  • Capsule Endoscopy examination
  • Colonoscopy

Capsular examination


The main advantage of the method is considered to be the simplicity and accessibility of its holding, as well as high levels of informativen

ess.The fact is that, with the help of the capsule can be as detailed as possible to examine every, even the most hard-to-site of the gastrointestinal tract.

When necessary to carry out the survey capsule?

  • with severe pain, localized in the abdomen;
  • in the presence of occult blood;
  • in cases of suspected development of cancer tumors, or congenital abnormalities.

Enterokapsula help professionals quickly and painlessly for the patient to identify colon cancer or stomach.Although the duration of the survey, which should continue, it is considered the most convenient for the test about eight hours.And this is true, because the man simply swallow a special capsule that will move through the digestive tract under the influence of natural processes in the body, and to fix a small reading results and recording of their unit on the body.Throughout this time, the patient can lead normal life for him, and after eight hours the capsule will come out of his body in a natural way, not delivering due to its tiny size the slightest discomfort.

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Endoscopy is another very common and safe for the patient research method that allows a specialist to get enough detailed and accurate information onintestinal mucosal condition.This study addresses the following areas of the gastrointestinal tract:

  • esophagus;
  • small and large intestine;
  • stomach;
  • duodenum.

Endoscopy allows to diagnose the presence of the digestive tract is not only tumors but also tumors such as polyps.Along with this informative, it is somewhat difficult to perform and requires the preparation of both the professionals and from the patient.Thus, shortly before the latter have the procedure to adopt a laxative (can be a drug, and the popular, the main thing that it proved quite effective).It is necessary for bowel clearance.Note that for non-compliance with this recommendation, the effectiveness of the procedure is rapidly declining.The next step, which is performed in the specialist's office, is the introduction into the rectum of a special ultrasonic sensor.The doctor moves it to the intended location of the place of pathology and already there begins inspection intestine in order to determine the size and extent of tumors.


Speaking of modern and effective methods of intestinal studies, not to mention the colonoscopy.This procedure can not be considered particularly pleasant, in fact, some patients with high sensitivity threshold, even when it is experiencing severe pain holding.However, such discomfort pays off fast colonoscopy, which takes about half an hour.

essence of the procedure is as follows: the intestine is inspected using a special flexible harness equipped with an optical system.Also, the doctor can perform a biopsy, that is, the removal of a tiny piece of intestinal tissue for further examination during colonoscopy.Painful sensations are afraid of is not: in this area of ​​the digestive tract are no nerve endings, so the patient does not feel anything, except for very minor discomfort.

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Colonoscopy is used to diagnose fairly wide range of diseases:

  • previously mentioned cancers benign and malignant etiology;
  • tuberculosis;
  • bowel adhesions and several others.

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