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I was wondering if a normal colonoscopy is painful and is a virtual colonoscopy as accurate as a normal colonoscopy and can it detect any cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Not painful

No colonoscopy is a painless procedure(it is done under sedation, so you would not feel anything).
Virtual colonoscopy is still not a well established procedure although it does come 90 close to standard colonoscopy in its accuracy and reliability.

In brief: Not painful

No colonoscopy is a painless procedure(it is done under sedation, so you would not feel anything).
Virtual colonoscopy is still not a well established procedure although it does come 90 close to standard colonoscopy in its accuracy and reliability.
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Dr. Alexander Schermer
Emergency Medicine

In brief: No

Colonoscopy is not painful.
The doctors give you medications to help you relax/fall asleep for the procedure. Virtual colonoscopy is new and as such is not as good as the real thing yet.

In brief: No

Colonoscopy is not painful.
The doctors give you medications to help you relax/fall asleep for the procedure. Virtual colonoscopy is new and as such is not as good as the real thing yet.
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