Definition of Colonoscope:

A thin, flexible 'telescope' that is passed up from the anus in order to examine the bowels.

Also: Colonoscopy

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Clostridium Difficile Infection

...the condition
“...A colonoscopy may also be used to confirm the diagnosis and determine severity...”

Colon Cancer

...the condition
“...Colorectal cancer screening tests include checking a stool sample for hidden blood, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and barium enema...”
...our question about Colon polyps
“...Polyps can be removed long before they turn into cancer by using a colonoscope...”
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Colon Polyps

...the condition
“...These are the types of polyps that are sought during a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy...”

Crohn's Disease

...the condition
“...Additional testing to help make the diagnosis may include barium X-rays of the upper and lower GI tract, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and sometimes colonoscopy...”

Kaposi's Sarcoma

...the condition
“...The following types of endoscopy are used to examine different parts of the body ... colonoscopy – lower intestine (colon)...”
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Small Intestine Cancer

...the condition
“...A colonoscopy may help diagnose tumors involving the lower areas of the small bowel...”

Tendency To Develop Polyps

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Polyps are diagnosed either by an X-ray procedure called a barium enema or by examining the entire colon carefully using a colonoscope...”
...recommendation Surgery
“...If polyps are detected during a colonoscopy, they can usually be removed painlessly using the colonoscope...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: In order to confirm the diagnosis, testing may include barium X-rays of the upper and lower GI tract, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and sometimes colonoscopy...”
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