How to prepare for the proctologist?

Proctologist deals with the treatment of diseases of the rectum and surrounding tissues. A visit to it for most patients involves overcoming psychological barriers and false shame. However, it must be done to maintain its health. The task of the proctologist to help the patient to get rid of the discomfort is to gently and perform all manipulations tactfully. In work Department with the patients of the medical service believe that the patient is obliged to properly prepare for the visit to the proctologist to have his assistance proved most effective.

What cures a proctologist

Given the fact that the object of professional attention of a physician-proctologist is the rectum and the anorectal region, the patient does not avoid their special study. It was effective, before visiting the proctologist you must perform setup procedures. On the eve of doctor preferably in the evening to limit or eliminate the use of food in the morning on the day of inspection you can drink sweet tea.


With the aim of bowel movement you can use laxatives. Before going to bed to do 2-3 cleansing enemas and repeat this procedure in the morning for 1-2 hours before examination. These preliminary manipulations are necessary to identify pathological changes that cannot be done in the presence of feces in the colon. If the cause of treatment to the proctologist is acute pain in the anus, bleeding or disturbance of defecation, a medical examination may be conducted without preparation.

Symptoms and complaints

In the course of communication with your doctor to detail their complaints. You will need to describe the nature and the localization of the pain, condition of feces, presence of blood, mucus. If the disease is accompanied by diarrhea or constipation, we will have to specify their frequency and duration. After a conversation with the patient the doctor need to perform examination of the back passage and the anal canal. At least for this patient need to participate in the digital examination of the rectum and inspection of it with the use of rectal mirror. Often this is sufficient for diagnosis, particularly in identifying clear clinic of any disease. If the doctor is not sure about the diagnosis, he may prescribe additional study — sigmoidoscopy, ultrasound or computed tomography of the abdominal organs. A comparison of their results will allow the doctor to confirm or refute their assumptions.

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