Were you looking for information about Colonoscopy? Colonostopy is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
During a colonoscopy, a healthcare provider can look for early signs of colon and rectal cancer, and can also determine the cause of unexplained bowel changes. This medical procedure involves inserting a long, flexible camera (colonoscope) into the rectum. The healthcare provider can use this scope to look for inflamed tissue, bleeding, ulcers, or abnormal growths. If there is anything abnormal, it can be removed using tiny instruments passed through the scope.
(For more information, click Colonoscopy. This article offers an overview of how this procedure is performed, as well as potential risks associated with a colonoscopy. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)