Are You Putting Off Scheduling Your Colonoscopy?

Posted by CarePoint Health on Mar 22, 2017 12:30:23 PM

Have you thought about delaying or even skipping having a screening colonoscopy? Does the preparation the night before—or the test itself—seem overwhelming? You are not alone. Gastroenterologist Jeevan Vinod explains that many times our fear of the procedure is driven by not being able to see the whole picture

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Topics: Gastrointestinal, Colon health

What to expect during a colposcopy

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 27, 2015 1:00:00 PM

If you’ve had an abnormal Pap test result, your gynecologist may recommend a colposcopy. A colposcopy allows your gynecologist to look more closely and carefully at the cervix and surrounding areas to check for abnormalities. During the procedure, your physician will use a special instrument called a colposcope, which is similar to a magnifying glass.

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Topics: OBGYN, Women's health, Colon health

Clearing the misconceptions of colonoscopy

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 25, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The American Cancer Society predicts well over 100,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year alone. Of those individuals, about 50,000 will die. Experts know that the best way to prevent colon cancer is by getting your recommended colonoscopy. Unfortunately, some misinformation about this procedure keeps many from getting the screening done when they should.

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Topics: Gastrointestinal, Constipation, Colon health