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A colonoscope is a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera at the end of it that is passed into the anus to look for problems or perform procedures in the rectum or colon. The procedure by which a colonoscope is inserted into the body is known as a colonoscopy.
You’ll need to avoid food and drink for a set period of time before the procedure. You also may need to perform an enema in order to completely rid the colon of its contents before the procedure.
Bleeding, infection, tearing of the colon or equipment failure are possible complications of colonoscopy.
Reviewed by: Carrie Firestone Baum, MD
This page was last updated on: December 09, 2022 11:50 AM
The Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is dedicated to the treatment of a wide variety of gastrointestinal problems in infants, children and adolescents with a multidisciplinary approach.
Juvenile polyposis syndrome is a disease that is known for causing polyps different areas of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly the colon. Polyps are clusters of cells that form on the lining of the GI tract.
Polyps are growths of tissue that sometimes occur within the colon. A polypectomy is non-invasive surgical procedure that is used to remove a polyp from the colon.
This procedure involves using a colonoscope to place a catheter in the large intestines in order to check its function.