Illustration of the large intestine, small intestine and rectum

Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor look inside your entire large intestine. It uses an instrument called a colonoscope, or scope for short. Scopes have a tiny camera attached to a long, thin tube. The procedure lets your doctor see things such as inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, and ulcers.

Your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy:

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  1. Colonoscopy (National Library of Medicine)  
    Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor look inside your entire large intestine. It uses an ... growths, and ulcers. Your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy: To look for early signs of cancer in ...
  2. Screening for colon cancer; Colonoscopy - screening; Sigmoidoscopy - screening; Virtual colonoscopy - screening ... and a stool test should be used together. Colonoscopy : A colonoscopy is similar to a sigmoidoscopy, but ...
  3. Colonoscopy - virtual; CT colonography; Computed tomographic colonography; Colography - virtual ... Virtual colonoscopy is different from a regular colonoscopy . Regular colonoscopy uses a long, lighted tool called a colonoscope that ...
  4. Colonoscopy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Organizations ​​ (PDF, 341 KB)​​​​. Alternate Language URL Español Colonoscopy Page Content What is Colonoscopy? Colonoscopy is a procedure in which a trained ...
  5. Virtual Colonoscopy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... PDF, 341 KB)​​​​. Alternate Language URL Español Virtual Colonoscopy Page Content On this page: What is virtual ... Research For More Information Acknowledgments What is virtual colonoscopy? Virtual colonoscopy, also called computerized tomography (CT) colonography, ...
  6. Frequently Asked Questions About Colonoscopy and Sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopy ( ko -lun- AH -skuh-pee) and sigmoidoscopy ( sig -moid- AH -skuh-pee) are screening exams used to ...
  7. Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study Those with a family history of disease ... early enough, a new study finds. Guidelines say colonoscopies should start at age 40 for people with ...
  8. What to Expect During a Colonoscopy Video (American College of Gastroenterology)  
    ... During a Colonoscopy What to Expect During a Colonoscopy Prep. Sedation. Procedure. Post-Procedure. This new educational ... underscores the lifesaving importance of colorectal screening by colonoscopy. The video instills confidence in patients about the ...
  9. Colonoscopy When you need it—and when you don’t DOWNLOAD PDF Colonoscopy is the most accurate test for cancer of ... it, and when you might not. Having a colonoscopy more than once every five or ten years ...
  10. Understanding Colonoscopy (American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy)  
    Understanding Colonoscopy What is a colonoscopy? Colonoscopy lets your doctor examine the lining of your large intestine (colon) for abnormalities by inserting a thin flexible tube, as ...
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