When is a colonoscopy needed?

Answer On One Hand: Most Should Begin Screening at Age 50If you have no risk factors for colon cancer, the American Cancer Society recommends you begin regular screenings at age 50 and have one done every... Read More »

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Is an anesthesiologist needed during a colonoscopy?

Whether or not your colonoscopy will require an anesthesiologist will depend on where you live or what your doctor does routinely. On many occasions, doctors or registered nurses will perform the s... Read More »

Should I Have Virtual Colonoscopy or Regular Colonoscopy?

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What age should i get a colonoscopy?

On One Hand: Average AgeA colonoscopy is an imaging test that shows the colon (large intestine). Colonoscopies are used to screen for colon cancer, and physicians will look for the presence of poly... Read More »

What do i eat the day before my colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is used to check for problems in the colon, specifically colon cancer and certain digestive disorders. According to the Mayo Clinic, a fiber-optic scope offers visual access to the co... Read More »