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how is a colonoscopy performed?

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Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you won't remember it, and the only bed part is the prep.
Answered on Nov 26, 2017
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