Watch this video to receive an overview of what a colonoscopy is and why it may be recommended that you have one.
Learn general guidelines for properly preparing for your colonoscopy on the days leading up to the procedure. This will allow your doctor to see the lining of the colon clearly and will help make your colonoscopy go as smoothly as possible.
Understand what to expect on the day of your colonoscopy, how the procedure will be performed and possible risks that are involved. If any abnormalities are seen, learn what your doctor may do to treat them.
Understand what to expect during your recovery following your colonoscopy including how you may feel, restrictions you may have, minor side effects, and possible complications to be aware of.