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Were you looking for information about Colonoscopy? Colonscope is a common misspelling of colonoscopy.
A healthcare provider may perform a colonoscopy to help determine the cause of unexplained bowel changes or to look for early signs of rectal or colon cancer. This medical procedure involves inserting a long, flexible camera (a colonoscope) through the rectum and into the colon. This scope allows the healthcare provider to see any inflammation, ulcers, bleeding, or abnormal growths. Although a colonoscopy is a relatively safe procedure, possible complications may include puncture of the colon or bleeding.
(For more information, click Colonoscopy. This eMedTV article offers more detailed information on what a colonoscopy is and possible complications associated with the procedure. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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