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A colonoscopy is a procedure that enables a physician to examine a patient's colon by inserting a colonoscope, (a flexible, lighted tube) into the patient's rectum. A colonoscopy allows a physician to identify and evaluate abnormalities such as inflamed tissue, abnormal growths and polyps, ulcers, bleeding and possible causes for diarrhea, constipation and/or abdominal pain. A colonoscopy is also used to screen for colon cancer.
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