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Anal Manometry

Anal manometry is a test that uses a probe to get more information on the strength and function of your sphincter muscle and how it eliminates waste. Anal manometry can evaluate fecal incontinence or other problems.

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Defecography

Defecography is a test that uses X-rays and a form of contrast inserted into the rectum to gain valuable information about the elimination of waste. Defecography involves evaluation of the entire waste elimination process to pinpoint the source of any problem. This information can then be used to direct treatment. It may also be used ... Read More »

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Proctoscopy

A proctoscope is an office-based plastic scope that allows a doctor to examine the lining of a patient's rectum. The patient may require an enema to clean the stool from their digestive tract. This improves visibility and helps in the detection of a range of problems in the rectum, including hemorrhoids and polyps. Sometimes, your ... Read More »

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Colorectal Cancer Staging Test

Colon cancer staging tests estimate how far a particular cancer has penetrated into the colon and whether the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or organs. The results of the staging test will indicate how to proceed with treatment. Most colon cancer staging tests are done after surgery has been performed and pathology reports ... Read More »

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Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Sentinel lymph node biopsy is performed most often by using a dual technique to map the chain of lymph nodes in order to correctly identify the first lymph node that drains the breast, called the “sentinel” node. This node will harbor any distant spread of tumor from the primary breast tumor. The dual technique is ... Read More »

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Colon Staging Tests

Colon cancer staging tests estimate how far a particular cancer has penetrated into the colon, whether the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or organs and how to proceed with treatment. Most colon cancer staging tests are done after surgery has been performed and pathology reports have been reviewed. Before undergoing additional surgery or ... Read More »

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Screening Stool Test

There are several ways to screen for colorectal cancer, including home stool testing. The fecal occult blood test and FIT check the stool for microscopic traces of blood. Another method tests for DNA traces of large polyps or tumors. The screening stool test is a noninvasive test to detect polyps and early-stage cancers in the ... Read More »

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Sigmoidoscopy

A sigmoidoscopy is similar to a colonoscopy in that it uses a flexible tube with a fiber-optic camera and light, but examines only the last two feet of the intestine, called the sigmoid colon, and rectum.

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Virtual Colonoscopy

Virtual colonoscopy, also called CT colonography, is an alternative to colonoscopy, producing 2-D and 3-D images of the colon that are displayed on a screen. It uses a CT scanner to produce hundreds of cross-sectional images that provide a detailed view of the colon’s interior, from the lower end of the small intestine to the ... Read More »

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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy uses a fiber-optic camera to visually examine the colon and rectum for polyps and tumors. A colonoscope is a thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera and a light inside its tip. It is about the thickness of an adult finger. The tube is flexible and can be maneuvered to investigate the ... Read More »

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