What Is A Colonoscopy And How Do I Prepare For It?

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A colonoscopy is a medical procedure that lets your doctor look inside your colon and rectum for problems such as ulcers, inflammation, bleeding, polyps and tumors. Watch this animation to learn about the anatomy and function of your colon, how to properly prepare your colon for a colonoscopy using bowel prep medications and changes to your diet, and how you should talk with your doctor about any health conditions you have or medications that you are on before having your colonoscopy.