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. 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. The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters Those with higher polyp detection rates prevent more cancers, save more lives, study says To use the sharing features on ...
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