What is an endoscopy?

An endoscopy is a test that looks inside the body. The endoscope is a long flexible tube which has a tiny camera and powerful light source on the end of it.

There are many types of endoscopes and the doctor uses these to look inside different parts of the body. The name of the test you have will depend on which part of the body the doctor is looking at.

Gastroscopy

Examination of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum.

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Colonoscopy

Examination of the entire colon and very end of the small intestine (terminal ileum).

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Sigmoidoscopy

Examination of the lower 40cm of the colon
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