Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Topic Page: Colonoscopy

Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy is a procedure that lets your doctor look inside your entire large intestine. It uses an instrument called a colonoscope, or scope for short. Scopes have a tiny camera attached to a long, thin tube. The procedure lets your doctor see things such as inflamed tissue, abnormal growths, and ulcers. Your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy for a number of reasons...


[Source: What's New on MedlinePlus]

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