During the procedure, a small camera at the end of a colonoscope, or long thin tube, is inserted into the rectum to identify possible ulcers, colon polyps, inflammation, bleeding, or tumors. The colonoscope is a specialized tool that not only has the ability to view the colon, but also take biopsies of tissues.

If you suffer from gastrointestinal problems, bowel leaks, or bowel incontinence, your physician may require a colonoscopy. The purpose of the colonoscopy is to identify the source of your bowel illness. It is the best way to identify current and potential risk factors, and it screens for colon cancer.

Preparation for a colonoscopy is very important. There are different types of preps that your doctor may recommend depending on the nature of your condition. Typically, you will be asked to have only certain liquids and to stay home from work or activities for a day to ensure the most comfort possible.

To learn more, contact our team or call our discreet, dedicated Medical Concierge at 1.888.741.6403.

About The Incontinence Institute

At the Incontinence Institute, our team of healthcare providers understand the physical and mental trials that accompany living with urinary or bowel incontinence. Because of this, we are sensitive to your situation and treat all of our patients with the utmost respect and concern for discretion.

Individual incontinence conditions, treatment and recovery times may vary. Each patient's experience with incontinence procedures and / or surgery will differ. All surgical procedures involve some level of risk. If directed to pursue surgery by your physician, prompt action is advised, as waiting may reduce the efficacy of surgical treatment. The opinions expressed in patient testimonials are by patients only; they are not qualified medical professionals. These opinions should not be relied upon as, or in place of, the medical advice of a licensed doctor, etc.

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