Disease Information for Colonoscopy

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Blood in stool
Glove stool exam guaiac positive
Hematochezia/Blood per Rectum
Rectal bleeding, gross red
Rectal Blood/Bleeding
Demographics & Risk Factors
Past History
Past history/Diverticulitis/Complication
Established Disease Population
Patient/Diverticulitis/diverticulosis
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
STOOL Occult blood
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Dilated colon loops/ABD
X-RAY With contrast
BE/Air in colon wall (Xray)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Hepatitis, type C viral
Perforation rectum/ampulla
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Colon manifestation/disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Procedure/invasive (ex)
Definition

An examination of the inside of the colon using a thin, lighted tube (called a colonoscope) inserted into the rectum. If abnormal areas are seen, tissue can be removed and examined under a microscope to determine whether disease is present.

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