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A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. During a colonoscopy, a long, flexible tube (colonoscope) is inserted into the rectum. A tiny video camera at the tip of the tube allows the doctor to view the inside of the entire colon.

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What is the size of biopsy specimens pinched from normal colon mucosa?

To investigate certain types of inflammation, during a colonoscopy, a doctor might pinch off normal-looking mucosa at a number of locations for subsequent microscopic examination. What is the size of ...
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Best type of specialist who performs colonoscopies

I googled for the best type of specialist who performs colonoscopies and it says gastroenterologist [link 1, link 2]. My questions: Why don't they mention colorectal surgeon? One would think that a ...
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Colorectal examinations

This question was sparked by this discussion about the sigmoid and rectum. When looking at the colorectal medical examination techniques, for want of a better term, there are the sopical examinations (...
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Why do a follow-up colonoscopy?

I had a colonoscopy recently and the doctor removed a polyp. He told me I should get follow-up in six months. I asked him why, since he already determined that it wasn't cancerous and these things ...
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Patients typically sedated during a colonoscopy?

I just had a colonoscopy and I believed they hooked me to an IV and injected a sedative of some sort, but it wasn't really effective as even though I was drowsy, I never went to sleep, and was fully ...