Colonoscopy is a crucial medical procedure used to examine the large intestine (colon) and rectum for any abnormalities, including polyps, inflammation, or signs of colorectal cancer. This minimally invasive procedure plays a pivotal role in early detection, prevention, and treatment of various gastrointestinal conditions. In this article, we will explore the process of colonoscopy, its significance, and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.

From NHS Choices:

  1. What is a colonoscopy?
  2. Why it's done
  3. Getting ready
  4. What happens on the day
  5. Results