A colonoscopy involves looking directly at the lining of the large bowel. A thin flexible tube with a camera attached is passed into your back passage and guided around the bowel. If polyps are found most can be removed painlessly at the same time as having your procedure. When an abnormal area is seen biopsies will be taken, these tissue samples will be checked for any abnormal cells that might be cancerous.
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