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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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Illustration of the large intestine, small intestine and rectum
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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. Colonoscopy Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Colonoscopy Introduction A colonoscopy is a simple procedure. It allows your physician to look inside the colon and discover certain diseases, such as cancer, very early. A colonoscopy is a very well tolerated procedure that could ...
  3. Colonoscopy (American College of Surgeons) - PDF  
    ... More Information ....................... 4 Reasons for a Colonoscopy Screening Colonoscopy Most colorectal cancers start as non-cancerous polyps ( ... the narrowed area to keep it open. Surveilance colonoscopy Follow-up for patients with a history of ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Colonoscopy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... A-Z List of Topics and Titles : Colonoscopy Colonoscopy On this page: What is colonoscopy? What are ... through Research For More Information Acknowledgments What is colonoscopy? Colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a long, ...
  7. Virtual Colonoscopy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... List of Topics and Titles : Virtual Colonoscopy Virtual Colonoscopy On this page: What is virtual colonoscopy? What ... Research For More Information Acknowledgments What is virtual colonoscopy? Virtual colonoscopy, also called computerized tomography (CT) colonography, ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  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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