Eric Hesch has worked in the medical field long enough to have seen the need for, and effects of a colonoscopy. When asking average people what this procedure is, chances are they will not be able to give a fully accurate answer. This has led to ignorance and stigma to become associated with the procedure, despite the benefits it has. This is a common theme for many medical procedures and tests, as the people who have not had to deal with it personally usually form the wrong idea about it.
A colonoscopy is actually very simple. It is simply a test that allows a doctor to look at the inner linings of the large intestine. This can be done for a variety of reasons. But it usually is used to find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding. Internal problems in the intestine can be hard to detect, so to ensure accuracy, a colonoscopy is inserted into the large intestine. This is a long thin tube that has a camera attached to the end to view the inside of the colon.
As a medical professional, Eric Hesch has had experience with colonoscopy’s, and understands that people need not be afraid or stigmatize them. This is only detrimental to trying to get people who require this procedure to be more open about it. Education, and reaching out for awareness can bring the medical needs of the colon to the forefront as an issue that should have no shame.