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What Is a Colonoscopy?


Colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure during which your large bowel (colon and rectum) is examined from the inside. Colonoscopies are usually used to evaluate symptoms like abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, or changes in bowel habits. They are also used to screen for colorectal cancer.


The most important thing you can do to prepare for a colonoscopy is to empty your colon. This enables your doctor to clearly see the inside lining of your colon during your colonoscopy.


It is most important to follow the diet and bowel prep instructions given to you at your office visit. If you have any questions, please call our office at 440-352-9400.











Dr Emily Carey
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