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What is a colonoscopy?Colonoscopy allows the doctor to examine the large intestine (bowel) through a fiber optic tube inserted through the anus. The doctor uses a fiber optic tube the size of a fountain pen with special lights inside. Your doctor will give you directions for preparation for colonoscopy.
Why have a colonoscopy?It is used to find and treat diseases of the lower digestive tract where the body processes food and eliminates waste. A colonoscopy can be done in the hospital, a licensed ambulatory surgical center, or in some doctors' offices.
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