Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. GI Unit.
Nova Scotia Health Authority
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A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) that bends and has a small light and camera on one end to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for the test, where to go on the day of the test, how the test is done, what polyps are and how they are removed, what happens after the test is over and possible complications. If sedation is given, you must not…