What is a colonoscopy?

A long, thin, flexible lighted tube with a camera (called a scope) is inserted through the anus, rectum, and colon (large intestine) to look for abnormal growths called polyps. The doctor will also look for sores or ulcers, inflammation, and bleeding. 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Why have a colonoscopy?

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