Colonoscopy

By Ana F. Gonzalez

What is Colonoscopy?

It is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inner lining of your large intestine (rectum and colon).

How it works?

He or she uses a thin, flexible tube called a colonoscope to look at the colon.

Why?

A colonoscopy helps find ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, and areas of inflammation or bleeding