Will a colonoscopy help if I am experiencing bowel discomfort?

This question was asked in Phoenix, Arizona on 01/21/2012.
Will a colonoscopy make me feel better?

Doctors Answers (1)

Shahram Javaheri, M.D.
Answered on: 1/21/2012

A colonoscopy is performed to diagnose colorectal disease and to treat certain conditions, such as the removal of a polyp, control of bleeding, reduction of a volvulus, decompression of a distended colon, and for treatment of hemorrhoids. Colonoscopy, as a diagnostic test can help diagnose anorectal disease to optimize treatment modality.