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What Is a Colonoscapy?

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A colonoscopy is a common medical procedure that is used to check for early signs of colon and rectal cancer and also to determine the cause of unexplained changes in bowel habits. During the procedure, a long, flexible camera is inserted into the rectum. If anything abnormal is seen during the colonoscopy, like a polyp or inflamed tissue, it is removed using tiny instruments passed through the scope. It takes about 30 to 60 minutes to perform a colonoscopy.
 
(Click Colonoscopy for more detailed information on how this surgery is performed, as well as a description of some of the possible complications that can occur with the procedure.)
 
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