Advice 1: What tests to take to check the intestines

Bowel disease is no laughing matter and can result in various complications. In order not to risk the health, there should be a periodic diagnosis of the health of the digestive system.
What tests to take to check the intestines
As soon as the first symptoms appear in the form of pains and disorders, you should consult with a specialist who can prescribe a wide range of tests to check the bowel.

The tests needed for the diagnosis of intestinal diseases

General analysis of blood and urine. It is important to check the level of hemoglobin and erythrocytes, leukocytes and ESR determines the existence of the inflammatory process.

Abdominal ultrasound allows you to see the size of the bodies, the indirect signs of gastritis and gastroduodenitis. You can also examine the contractile function of the gallbladder.

Coprology. Analysis of the feces, which "tells" about how to digest proteins, fats and fiber. The analysis on a dysbacteriosis will help to determine the existence of chronic infection. Cal carbohydrates - will allow to study the assimilation of glucose, lactose, starch and to identify functional disorders. Scraping will reveal intestinal parasites.

Endoscopy – gastroscopy allows us to consider the lining of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum for early diagnosis of ulcers and possible cancer.

Colonoscopy – a type of gastroscopy, but in this case, the endoscope is introduced behind and examine the rectum and colon.

Laparoscopy – endoscopic method, in which the apparatus is introduced into the hole, especially done by the doctor in the front of the abdomen. Applies when considering the threat of appendicitis, peritonitis, liver disease and gall bladder.

Biopsy. In the course of such examination is taken a small part of the gastrointestinal mucosa or tumor and studied under a microscope. This procedure is painless and fairly accurate and gives a great amount of information.

Sounding of the stomach contributes to gastric juice and a small amount of what is contained in the duodenum. Usually required for gastritis.

X – ray irrigoradiography lets you find out about the cluster gas, the presence of tumors and stones, and foreign objects (possibly accidentally swallowed). In addition, this part of the survey shows the different permeability of the gastrointestinal tract.

Biochemistry. Such measures as Alt, AST, bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, and cholesterol will directly explain the current quality of the liver.

Research on the infection. In addition to infectious agents that can cause acute illness, there are microorganisms living in the intestines and causing chronic gastrointestinal diseases. For this reason this study is necessary.


In identifying various diseases of the intestine is required course treatment. Often the treatment can be carried out at home, but some forms of the disease require a more serious approach when the patient is placed on the hospital or the infectious Department.

Treatment of intestinal diseases, mostly carried out with the use of antibiotics. In this case, upon completion of the course the treatment will need to recovery rate - the use of preparations containing lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria. In rare cases, the treatment of the intestine is allowed simultaneous reception of these drugs and antibiotics.

Advice 2 : How to check the intestines

To check your intestines, it is best to consult a doctor. There are several ways to study, and the specialist will select the best. In addition, you can use folk remedies.
To check the intestines, consult a doctor
Only a specialist can properly evaluate and analyze the functioning of any organ. There are several methods of examination of the intestines, one of them is ultrasound. With the help of ultrasound can detect some pathology, but not all. This is due to availability only bowel located directly adjacent to the abdominal wall. Ultrasound should be prepared in advance. Within three days should follow a diet and take medications improving digestion and reducing flatulence. Before the procedure, the bowel needs to be emptied.
Verification of the intestine can be various hardware methods such as anoscopy, colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy. They are all similar and require the introduction into the rectum through the anus of special devices, equipped with cameras. Such a study allows us to detect polyps, fissures, tumors, stagnation of feces. All hardware diagnostic procedures require some preparation, in particular dieting and bowel movement. And since these manipulations are quite unpleasant and even painful, it is often used in anesthesia.
Another way to check the bowel is x-ray examination called a barium enema. The essence of this method lies in the fact that at first in the intestine using an enema the injection of contrast medium which is a solution of barium. Then the picture is taken. X-rays are absorbed by the barium, which enables the detection of some pathology. Most often the study is conducted twice. The first picture is taken immediately after administration of contrast material, and the other after the release of the intestine from the solution. Thus, the doctor will be able to see the difference and to assess the condition of the gut.
If you want to check yourself, try, use the folk remedy. Grate raw beets on a grater and then squeeze out the pulp juice and let stand two hours. Drink a half Cup and follow the emptying of the bladder or bowel. If the urine will become beet hue, and the bowel is not emptied, it can talk about serious issues.
If you have problems with bowel movement, immediately contact your doctor. Constipation is very dangerous and threaten the formation of fecal stones and perforation of the colon.
Useful advice
Always monitor your digestion in order to avoid serious problems.
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