What is a colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is an exam that looks at the large bowel or colon which is the distal part of our digestive system.
Under complete anesthesia, a small fiber optic camera is passed through the anus, and the whole colon is examined.
Why should I get a colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is the best method to diagnose colon polyps and colon cancer. In many cases with a colonoscopy, we can find small polyps that can be removed during the colonoscopy which prevents them to become cancer in the future.
Who should get a colonoscopy?
If patients have symptoms like rectal bleeding and abdominal pain colonoscopy should be done immediately.