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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy  is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube (colonoscope) is inserted into the rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside of the entire colon. Very important test to prevent and detect colon cancers.

Additional Resources

 

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/diagnostic-tests/colonoscopy

 

https://www.asge.org/home/for-patients/patient-information/understanding-colonoscopy

 

https://gi.org/topics/colonoscopy/

 

Spanish Resources

https://www.asge.org/home/for-patients/patient-information/c%C3%B3mo-comprender-el-examen-para-descartar-c%C3%A1ncer-de-colon-2

 

https://www.asge.org/home/for-patients/patient-information/c%C3%B3mo-comprender-la-colonoscopia