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Telephone:  045 989704     Fax:  045 989747     Email:  jane@clanehospital.com

 

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Endoscopy

What is an endoscopy?

An endoscopy is often used to confirm a diagnosis when other devices, such as an MRI, X-ray, or CT scan are considered inappropriate.

The following conditions and illnesses are most commonly investigated or diagnosed with an endoscopy:

  • Cancer Screening
  • Chronic Diarrohea
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chrohn's Disease
  • Coeliac
  • Anaemia
  • Polyps
  • Diverticulitis
  • Incontinence 
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Stomach Ulcers


Types of Endoscopies

Here is a list of some types of endoscopies and their meanings: 

Colonoscopy - examination of the colon and large intestine to detect polyps, tumors, ulceration, inflammation, colitis diverticula, Chrohn's disease, and discovery and removal of foreign bodies.

OGD (Oesophageal Gastroduodenoscopy), also known as panendoscopy - examination of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum.

Proctoscopy - examination of the rectum and sigmoid colon.

 

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