Recovery and Risks
Patients can usually go back to their normal level of activity following an anoscopy. This is a routine procedure with minimal risk. If the doctor does a biopsy as part of the scope, there is a very slight risk of mild pain or bleeding.
When the result is normal, this means that the area examined shows no abnormalities with the color, size, or tone. It indicates no bleeding, hemorrhoids, polyps or other abnormal tissue. Abnormal results may indicate the presence of:
• Foreign object
If your doctor recommends an anoscopy, make sure to ask all questions that you have beforehand. This can help you to feel more at ease as you go through the procedure. You should also talk to your doctor about when to schedule your appointment to get your results.