This time of year many things are running through your head… decorations, shopping lists, entertaining visitors… what about getting a colonoscopy? So maybe the holidays and a colonoscopy don’t exactly go hand in hand, but it may be a good procedure to throw into the mix.
Colonoscopies can be a pricey procedure depending on your insurance, but many of us are close to, or have met, our deductibles this time of year which can make it a much more affordable. While many dismiss the procedure due to time preparation only ties up one to two days max during which you are still able to do routine tasks; it is just recommended you are at home during the time for convenience to you. The actual procedure lasts anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour depending on discoveries. You are normally released back to your routine the following day. Our team contains only the most educated and experienced surgeons for Charleston colorectal surgery, and will do their best to have you back to your holiday chaos in no time.
What can a Colonoscopy find:
A colonoscopy can find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding within the large intestines (colon and rectum). A Colonoscopy can also be used as a screening test to check for cancer or precancerous growths in the colon or rectum (polyps).
These findings can be the cause of many chronic health issues and find a diagnosis to many underlying symptoms.
Who should have a Colonoscopy:
Anyone 50 years and older with risk for colorectal cancer should be screened routinely.
However, if you don’t fall into the normal category but suffer from symptoms including, but not limited to, blood in the stool, rectal bleeding, black or dark stool, chronic diarrhea, anemia, unexplained weight loss or long-term stomach pain it is suggested you get a thorough exam and a detailed colonoscopy.
It is always better to be preventative with your health, and take charge of your well-being. Want more information on colonoscopy Charleston SC? Then contact our professional and expert team at Colon Surgeons of Charleston today.
1439 Stuart Engals Blvd Ste. 100
Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
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