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  • A colonoscopy is a medical procedure that examines the large bowel.
  • The colonoscope consists of a long, firm and flexible plastic tube with a tiny digital camera and light at one end.
  • A colonoscopy can be used to look for colon polyps or bowel cancer and to help diagnose symptoms such as unexplained diarrhoea, abdominal pain or blood in the stool. Early cancers and polyps can be removed at the same time.

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Reviewed on: 11-11-2018