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. Flexible sigmoidoscopy; Sigmoidoscopy - flexible; Proctoscopy; Proctosigmoidoscopy; Rigid sigmoidoscopy ... the inside of your colon may be taken. Sigmoidoscopy using a rigid scope may be done to ...
  3. Screening for colon cancer; Colonoscopy - screening; Sigmoidoscopy - screening; Virtual colonoscopy - screening ... immunochemical test (FIT) and stool DNA test (sDNA). Sigmoidoscopy: This test uses a flexible small scope to ...
  4. 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 ...
  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)  
    ... Organizations ​​ (PDF, 341 KB)​​​​. Alternate Language URL Español Colonoscopy Page Content What is Colonoscopy? Colonoscopy is a procedure in which a trained ...
  7. Flexible Sigmoidoscopy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... PDF, 341 KB)​​​​. Alternate Language URL Español Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Page Content On this page: What is flexible ... Research For More Information Acknowledgments What is flexible sigmoidoscopy? Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test that uses a ...
  8. 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, ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
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