Modern diagnostic methods( for example, colonoscopy) allow to reveal the smallest changes in the body and prevent their further development. But, along with severe and hardly diagnosed forms of diseases, modern technologies often come to help in situations where, it would seem, the health risk is minimal.
For example, medicine periodically encounters the fact that some forms of helminthiases are revealed at rather late stages of human body damage, when the colonies of worms in the intestine have reached monstrous dimensions. At the same time, secondary symptoms of infection with worms were present, and the patient could complain of itching, sensation of movement in the gastrointestinal tract, lack of appetite( or vice versa, increased hunger), rapid weight loss.
All these manifestations accompany the development of helminthiosis and are the basis for a more thorough examination. Colonoscopy can detect the presence of worms in the intestines, even in small quantities, and also determine the presence of ovipositor worms. The method of colonoscopy consists in the internal examination of the large intestine with the help of special equipment - an endoscope.
Colonoscopy features for worms
Colonoscopy is used to determine such diseases as:
- inflammatory diseases;
- development of polyps;
- oncological manifestations.
In addition, recently the method is widely used in the diagnosis of worms.
The method of colonoscopy is quite complex and difficult for the body, as the endoscope is injected into the intestine. But the effectiveness of the method justifies all the difficulties associated with its implementation. Colonoscopy can detect the presence of foreign organisms in the large intestine and determine not only the presence of worms, but also their variety, as well as the stage of development and reproductive activity.
Having diagnosed the form and stage of the disease, it is much easier to get rid of it. Not to mention that some types of worms( for example, bovine tapeworm, tape or roundworm) can parasitize in the human body for a long time( in some cases - up to several years), and reach a giant size. Naturally, such a "neighborhood" can have disastrous consequences. Therefore, timely detection of parasites with the help of a colonoscopy will help to maintain health, and sometimes - the very life of a person.