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ENDOSCOPY is a very common procedure used by medical professionals to take a closer look at a patient's internals.

Since Blink-182's Travis Barker ended up in the hospital on Tuesday, June 28, after his colonoscopy, fans want to know more about it...

2The endoscope helps medical professionals examine areas that cannot be easily seen outside the bodyCredit: PA:Press Association What is an endoscopy?

Endoscopy is a procedure in which the gastrointestinal tract is viewed by doctors through a fiber-optic camera known as an endoscope.

The small tube is inserted either through natural bodily openings or strategically planned, small incisions. Its length and flexibility often depends on which part of the body the doctor intends to view.

The endoscope helps medical professionals examine areas that cannot be easily seen outside the body. For example, the esophagus, the stomach, the colon or the small intestines.

Endoscopies are usually performed under sedation to insure a patient's comfort during the procedure.

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Although there are many types of endoscopies - doctors usually separate the procedures based on their location, such as upper or lower body.

Upper body endoscopies usually take place through the mouth, while lower body procedures take place through the anus.

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, "Where safe and appropriate, it has been shown that same-day scheduling of elective upper and lower endoscopic procedures can help reduce health care costs and avoid potential harm from repeated sedation and blood-drawing."

Types of endoscopies include:

  • Colonoscopy: Where a colonoscope is inserted through the anus to view the length of the colon and large intestine
  • Gastroscopy: Where a gastroscope is inserted through the mouth to view the stomach and duodenum (the beginning of the small intestine)
  • Arthroscopy: Where an arthroscope is inserted through a small incision over a joint to view certain joints
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Blink-182's drummer, Travis Barker, was hospitalized on Tuesday, June 28, after reportedly having a colonoscopy, according to TMZ.

"I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. But After dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since," Travis wrote in an Instagram story on Saturday, July 2.

"During the endoscopy, I had a very small polyp removed right in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube. This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis."

2Upper body endoscopies usually take place through the mouth, while lower body procedures take place through the anusCredit: Alamy

Colonoscopy is a procedure first introduced in 1969, often used to screen for colon cancer.

According to The New York Times, however, "In a recent study that analyzed the experiences of nearly 80,000 patients who had the procedure, pancreatitis was not even described as a risk of colonoscopy."

The outlet spoke to Dr. Avinash Ketwaroo, a gastroenterologist who specializes in endoscopic procedures at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, who told them:

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“It would be an extremely rare complication.

“So rare that it’s at the level of what we call case reports, which means it occurs perhaps one in every million colonoscopies.”

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5Teen Mom Kayla Sessler shows off curves in a new Instagram postCredit: Instagram 5Kayla poses in a see-through orange dress and sky-high laced heelsCredit: Instagram

Captioned, "I seen you fall in love with goofies, I was never your type", the photo shows the Young & Pregnant star posing beside the floor-to-ceiling windows of a photography studio.

Kayla wears a lingerie-esque, curve-hugging orange mini dress and a pair of laced stiletto heels.

The TV personality's long blonde hair falls to her hips as she holds a green alligator-skinned bag.

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The plunging neckline showed off plenty of cleavage of the 23-year-old.

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