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Why might I need a proctoscopy?

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There are several reasons. Your doctor may need to look for diseases of the rectum or anus, to check on abnormal results of a barium enema, or to look for causes of rectal bleeding. You may also get proctoscopy to track the growth of polyps (benign growths on the lining of the intestine) or to check for a return of rectal cancer if you’ve already had surgery for cancer.

From: What Is Proctoscopy? WebMD Medical Reference

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Bronovo Hospital, Nederlands.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 04, 2018

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Bronovo Hospital, Nederlands.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 04, 2018

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