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Were you looking for information about Colonoscopy? Colonosopy is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
To help screen for early signs of colon or rectal cancer, a healthcare provider may recommend a colonoscopy. This medical procedure may also be used to determine the cause of unexplained changes in bowel habits. Before the procedure, you will probably be given pain medication and a mild sedative to keep you comfortable and to help you relax during the procedure. During the procedure, a long, flexible, lighted tube (a colonoscope) is inserted into your rectum and slowly guided into your colon. The scope transmits an image of the inside of the colon so that your healthcare provider can carefully examine the lining of the colon.
(For more information, click Colonoscopy. This eMedTV article offers more detailed information on a colonoscopy, including what to expect during the procedure and potential risks involved. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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