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An anoscopy is a simple medical procedure that can help your doctor identify an abnormality in your gastrointestinal tract, notably in your anus and rectum. To perform an anoscopy, your doctor will insert a device called an anoscope into your anus. This scope is typically made of plastic disposable or stainless steel sterilizable. An anoscope allows your doctor to get a detailed look at the tissue within your anal-rectal areas. An anoscopy can identify several conditions and diseases that can affect the lower part of your intestines.
Sigmoidoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the sigmoid colon and rectum. The sigmoid colon is the area of the large intestine nearest to the rectum. Your health care provider will tell you how to prepare for the exam.
Anoscopy is an examination that involves a small, rigid, tubular instrument called an anoscope. The goal of this procedure is for doctors to find any abnormalities in the gastrointestinal tract. Doctors achieve this by getting a visual of the wall of the anus and the lowest portion of the rectum. An anoscopy will determine various conditions that an individual may have that can affect the lower intestines.