Colonoscopy Screening in Elderly – Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

A colonoscopy is a procedure that gives a medical professional a look into your big intestine. A flexible camera used for this process is referred to as a scope. This test is performed to look for polyps and potential indicators of colon cancer as well as to check for symptoms like bleeding.

Adults should begin having colonoscopies around age 45. A colonoscopy is a tool used for the examination. This long, flexible device has a camera and tissue-removal capabilities.

You must disclose to your doctor exactly which medications you use each day prior to beginning this process. Your doctor can advise you on which medications to stay away from and whether any adjustments are likely to be required. If you have diabetes or need blood thinners, it’s possible that you’ll need to postpone your medicine.

You must play a part in order to have a successful colonoscopy. This includes following all guidelines for what to eat and drink in the days leading up to the treatment.

Additionally, you must ensure that your colon is empty for your doctor to see properly through the scope when it is inserted into the colon.

Colonoscopy Screening in Elderly - Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

Colonoscopy Screening in Elderly

Patients who are very old get a lot of diagnostic and screening colonoscopies. Age-related improvements in colonoscopic yield are accompanied by a reduction in potential benefits due to a lower life expectancy and a greater percentage of illnesses in these patients.

The risk of complications and sickness from colonoscopy is higher in very elderly people than in younger ones. Only after carefully weighing the advantages, hazards, and desires of the patient should a screening colonoscopy be done on very elderly people.

Even very senior people are more likely to benefit from colonoscopy procedures, which should generally be carried out when necessary. Elderly patients present a special set of challenges during colonoscopies.

Dr. Amit Agarwal
Director & Gastroenterologist Consultant
Agarwal Gastrocare Center Indore

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