Through a colonoscopy, your doctor can examine the lining of your rectum and colon and look for problems that may exist. It has been used for many years as a screening tool for colon cancer and to evaluate certain conditions of the lower colon.
Colonoscopy is generally a safe procedure with a low complication rate. At this time your doctor feels that this is an appropriate procedure for your individual situation.
Now that you have viewed the presentation, it is your doctor's hope that you have a better understanding of the procedure, including its risks, benefits, and alternatives. Based on your health and expectations, you can now make an informed decision about your health care.