An Endoscopy is a means of looking inside the body using an endoscope. For example, a colonoscopy would be an endoscopic procedure. On this forum, endoscopy is usually referred to mean the procedure where a camera is passed down the patient's throat, through the esophagus and stomach and into the small intestine (a panendoscopy).

  • Allows real time monitoring of abdominal processes
  • Results are instant
  • Images are high resolution and true colour
  • Can be used to diagnose illnesses which exist alongside (and can aggravate) IBDs.
  • Can find signs of Crohn's disease outside of the ileum and colon.

  • Can only examine small portions of the upper digestive tract

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