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Colitis tests
Colitis

Tests could include:

  • A sigmoidoscopy is a procedure that's done to examine the inside of your colon. It can help your doctor diagnose ulcers and cancer.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An abdominal X-ray helps your doctor assess problems in your abdomen. Your doctor may use this to detect a condition like kidney stones.
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  • A barium enema is a test that allows your doctor to look at your intestinal tract. It's used to diagnose conditions like Crohn's disease and IBS.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Test and diagnose prostate cancer with a prostate biopsy, a urinanalysis, a digital rectal examination or a physical exam. Learn more!
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  • Your doctor may find they need a sample of your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An endoscopy is a procedure in which your doctor uses specialized instruments to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The sedimentation rate test measures inflammation in the body. It is also called the sed rate or the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test.
    Source:HLCMS
  • C-reactive protein is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation. A CRP test is a blood test that measures the amount of CRP in your blood.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A gastric emptying scan, also known as a gastric emptying study or test, is an exam that uses nuclear medicine to determine how fast food leaves the stomach.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An X-ray of your skeleton, or all the bones in your body, is known as a skeleton X-ray. Learn about the procedure and why it's used.
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