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A Guide to Having a Colonoscopy

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Colonoscopy concept painted watercolor word art.
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rendered image of polyp removal during colonoscopy.
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What is a colonoscopy?


White capsules of magnesium citrate.
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Cleaning your bowel


Container of pre-colonoscopy electrolyte laxative.
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Bowel cleansing formulas


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How to take the bowel prep formula


Picking up prescription and instructions from doctor.
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Follow your physician’s instructions carefully


Clear broth.
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Consume only clean liquids


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The day of your procedure


Greeting patient before procedure.
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The colonoscopy procedure


Intestinal polyps closeup - 3D Rendering
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What happens if you have polyps?


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After the colonoscopy


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Risks of colonoscopy


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Who should be screened?


prevention
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Final thoughts


Kathleen Hall, MBA

Kathleen Hall, MBA

Kathleen Hall is a health writer who writes articles for consumer and health professionals as well as health care marketing material for corporate clients. Kathleen has a BS in psychology from the University of Maryland, an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. She divides her time between Richmond, Virginia, and Bar Harbor, Maine. Kathleen is also a professional artist and runner.