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   Posted 11/28/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Have heard of lots of people getting test done here but was wandering about if any of you had one done?Compared to a sigmodscopy how would you say it compares? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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   Posted 11/28/2008 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
An anoscopy is an examination of the rectum in which a small tube is inserted into the anus to screen, diagnose, and evaluate problems of the anus and anal canal.

This test may be ordered for the evaluation of perianal or anal pain, hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse, digital rectal examination that shows a mass, perianal abscess and condyloma (a wart-like growth). An anascopy may be performed to check for abnormal openings between the anus and the skin, or anal fissures. The test is also used to diagnose rectal cancer.

Anoscopy should not be performed on patients with acute cardiovascular problems due to the vasovagal reaction it may cause. This test is also not recommended for patients with acute abdominal problems and those with a constricted or narrowed anal canal.

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   Posted 11/28/2008 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I've only had it done under anesthesia.

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   Posted 11/28/2008 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had it done a few times when I had a rectal fistula. It was no big deal, I was wide awake and everything. No discomfort at all, and this is coming from someone who HATES any kind of scope! LOL

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   Posted 11/28/2008 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Ugh, I've had it done it couple of times in the doctor's office. Not pleasant, but no worse then when they use their finger.

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   Posted 11/28/2008 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Ahhhhh...yet another lovely tool! Never had one done (unless you consider what they do to me at work every day)...interesting and informative question.
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   Posted 11/29/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I had a finger examination and the next day I had to bring in stool examples the stool was like a blob of gunk .Back to my corn flakes to see if it helps. The Dr. mentioned getting a scope but didn't quite say as to what kind. I have had some hemmie issues .Told the DR. I would think about it and hope this clears up without invasive procedures. Perhaps that kind would not be too bad. Do most hospitals do that procedure as I never heard of it until recently and not even sure if they do it here. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still gail

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