Colonoscopy - Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
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What is a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a test that lets the doctor view the inside of your lower digestive tract. It can help screen for colon cancers and can also help find the source of abdominal pain, bleeding or changes in bowel habits. Cancer of the colon and rectum is the second most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Screening for this cancer can prevent many of these cancer deaths.

Colonoscopy Preparation Instructions:

Split Preparation Instructions

Double Split Preparation Instructions

PEG 3350 with electrolytes Instructions

Double PEG 3350 with electrolytes Instructions

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Additional Resources 

The following links are provided for general information purposes only. They are not endorsed by Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and should not be used in place of medical advice from your Primary Care Doctor or your Gastrointestinal Doctor.

Colorectal Cancer Statistics

What to Expect From Your Colonoscopy Procedure