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What Is An Anoscopy?

Dec 6

Annoscopy is a technique for examining the:

  • Canal Anus Anal
  • Rectum inferior

Anoscopy for anal fissures; anoscopy for anal polyps; anoscopy for a foreign item in the anus; anoscopy for hemorrhoids; anoscopy for anal warts.


How the Exam Is Conducted

In most cases, the procedure is performed in a doctor's office.

First, a digital rectal exam is performed. An anoscope, a lubricated device, is then inserted a few inches or centimeters into the rectum. You will experience some soreness as a result of this procedure.

Your health care practitioner can see the entire area with the anoscope since it has a light on the end. If necessary, a biopsy sample can be collected.


How to Get Ready for the Exam

Often, no preparation is required. You could also be given a laxative, an enema, or another method to clear your bowels. Before the procedure, you should empty your bladder.


How Will the Exam Feel?

During the operation, there will be some discomfort. You could feel the need to go to the bathroom. When a biopsy is performed, you may feel a pinch.

After the surgery, you should be able to resume your routine activities.


What is the Purpose of the Test?

This test can help you figure out whether you have:

  • Anal fissures are a type of anal fissure that occurs when (small split or tear in the lining of the anus)
  • Polyps in the anal cavity (growth on the lining of the anus)
  • An item lodged in the anus
  • Hemorrhoids are a type of hemorrhoid (swollen veins in the anus)
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Tumors

Typical Results

The size, color, and tone of the anal canal appear to be normal. There is no indication of:

  • Bleeding\Polyps
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Other tissue that is aberrant


What Are the Implications of Abnormal Results?

The following are examples of abnormal outcomes:

  • Affliction (collection of pus in the anus)
  • Fissures
  • An item lodged in the anus
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Polyps are a type of malignant growth (non-cancerous or cancerous)
  • Tumors



There are very few dangers. There is a modest risk of bleeding and mild pain if a biopsy is required.