Rectoscopy is an endoscopy of rectum with a stiff, disposable tube.
Description of the examination:
The examination is performed in knee and elbow position. First stage includes anus observation, the second is a digital rectal exam and third – insertion of a tube into the rectum. During endoscopy rectal mucosa is assessed. Samples are taken from lesions.
Contraindications for the examination:
Preparation for the examination
Enema should be performed 2-3 hours before the examination. Ready-made, disposable kits are available in the pharmacy over the counter. It is not recommended to take laxatives orally.
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