Intestinal Hemorrhage
Intestinal Hemorrhage

Colonoscopy for diagnosis and treatment of intestinal hemorrhage

During the colonoscopy, it is possible to examine the entirety of the colon to locate the site or multiple sites of bleeding, or hemorrhage. Once located, the hemorrhage can be stopped by implementing different methods as are clips or sclerosing agents, depending on which method is more adequate for the patient’s condition. Stopping the hemorrhage prevents the need for blood transfusion, prolonged stays in the hospital, and even the need for surgery.