Reasons You May Need A Colonoscopy

So you’re told that colonoscopy is a must and not just any colonoscopy: it’s colonoscopy in Australia. Why does Australia even matter when it comes to colonoscopies? Well, colonoscopies in Australia are known for top quality care and the best experience available anywhere else so regardless of your location, be it Melbourne, Perth or Sydney, be sure to get your colonoscopy done by an Australian specialist for the highest quality of care.

There are many reasons why you might need a colonoscopy and we’ll list just a few of them here. 

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s highly recommended that you speak to your doctor about getting a colonoscopy:

  • constipation or diarrhea that lasts for more than a week
  • blood in your stool
  • unexplained weight loss
  • cramps, pain or tenderness in your abdomen
  • nausea or vomiting
  • changes in bowel habits, such as sudden urges to have a bowel movement or a decrease in the number of bowel movements you have each week

Colonoscopy is also a common procedure for detecting colon cancer. If caught early, colon cancer can be successfully treated, but unfortunately it is often diagnosed at a later stage when the cancer has spread and becomes more difficult to treat. That’s why getting a colonoscopy on a regular basis, starting at age 50, is so important.

Colonoscopy is not just colon cancer screening – it can diagnose and treat a host of colon related conditions such as polyps, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, hemorrhoids and more. If you suffer from any of these colon conditions or think you might be suffering from them, colonoscopy can help you.

Colonoscopies are important because colon problems don’t always have obvious symptoms and a colonoscopy is the only way to diagnose a problem. Bright red blood in your stool, for instance, may be a sign of colon cancer but it could also mean diverticulosis or colon polyps – both of which colonoscopy can detect.

So if you’re experiencing any colon related problems, don’t hesitate to get a colonoscopy. You may be surprised at what colonoscopy can find.