Unexplained abdominal pain can result from a variety of issues. If you experience this kind of pain and don’t have other symptoms, then visit our Glendale, NY office to determine what could be the cause and the treatment options that are available. A colonoscopy is a procedure that can often pinpoint any issues that are present in your abdomen that could be causing the pain that you have and can often determine issues that might not be causing any kind of pain but that still need to be treated.
One of the reasons why you might want to consider having a colonoscopy performed is if you notice changes in your bowel habits and you experience a lot of bloating or pain associated with those changes. Sometimes, a change in your bowel habits could be because of a type of food that you’ve added to your diet or because of an illness. However, it’s often better to have the proper tests performed in our office to ensure that there is nothing serious going on in your bowel system.
If you’re over the age of 50, then you’re usually at a higher risk for developing colon cancer. This is a type of cancer that can quickly develop with few warning signs during the early stages. Abdominal pain can be an indication that something could be wrong. A biopsy can be performed during a colonoscopy to determine if cancer cells could be present before they spread to other areas of your body. If you have a family history of colon cancer or if you have had issues with cancer in the past, then you should have a colonoscopy performed at least every other year to monitor your health.
Polyps can cause severe pain in your large intestine. These can be cancerous, but they could simply be a growth that has formed that needs to be removed. You might not have pain associated with polyps, which would mean that you likely don’t have anything to worry about. If you notice any blood in your stools or if you do have any kind of cramping pain in your abdomen, then you should visit our Glendale, NY office for a colonoscopy to check for polyps or other growths that could be present.
If you’re concerned about issues involving your colon and/or abdominal pain, then schedule an appointment at Batash Medical as soon as possible. Contact us today to set up an evaluation at our office in Rego Park, NY. We look forward to hearing from you.