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  • The Miriam Hospital Colonoscopy Patient Guide

  • For our patients
    This section provides answers to the questions most commonly asked by our patients and will help familiarize you with what will happen before, during and after your procedure.

    A colonoscopy is a procedure that enables a physician to examine a patient's colon by inserting a colonoscope, (a flexible, lighted tube) into the patient's rectum. A colonoscopy allows a physician to identify and evaluate abnormalities such as inflamed tissue, abnormal growths and polyps, ulcers, bleeding and possible causes for diarrhea, constipation and/or abdominal pain. A colonoscopy is also used to screen for colon cancer.

    For more information, please call Lifespan Health Connection: 401-444-4800 or 1-800-927-1230.