Also known as: Proctoscopy, high-resolution anoscopy

Anoscopy, proctoscopy and sigmoidoscopy tests allow your doctor to look at the inner lining of your anus, rectum and the lower part of the large intestine (colon). These tests are used to look for abnormal growths (such as tumors or polyps), inflammation, bleeding, hemorrhoids and other conditions (such as diverticulosis).

If you are experiencing symptoms such as unexplained bleeding from the rectum, long-lasting diarrhea or constipation, blood or pus in the stool or lower abdominal pain, visit your primary care physician.

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