Were you looking for information about Colonoscopy? Colonoscophy is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube (a colonoscope) is inserted through the rectum and into the colon. This medical procedure is commonly used to check for early signs of colon or rectal cancer, and can also help determine the cause of unexplained bowel changes. It takes about 30 to 60 minutes to perform a colonoscopy. You will probably receive a sedative and pain medicine to help you from feeling much discomfort during the exam.
(For more information, click Colonoscopy. This article offers a detailed overview of a colonoscopy, including information on what to expect during and after the procedure. This article also discusses possible complications associated with a colonoscopy. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)