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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. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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, ...
  9. Flexible Sigmoidoscopy From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... List of Topics and Titles : Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Flexible Sigmoidoscopy On this page: What is flexible sigmoidoscopy? What ... Research For More Information Acknowledgments What is flexible sigmoidoscopy? Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test that uses a ...
  10. 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, ...
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