Colonoscopy FAQs

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Should I have a colonoscopy?

Approximately 6% of Americans will develop colon cancer in their lifetime. Your risk is higher if you have a relative who had colon cancer, or an inherited disorder, if you smoke, are obese, have Crohn’s disease or colitis, or drink alcohol excessively. Preventative screening colonoscopies are recommended for adults 45 and older, or 40 and older if you have a family history of colon cancer or polyps.

What is the prep for colonoscopies?

There are a variety of ways to prepare for a colonoscopy, but the most common is a combination of fasting for at least 24 hours except for clear liquids, laxative pills, and small volumes of laxative solution. Your doctor will help you determine what’s best for you.

Is colonoscopy painful?

No, almost all procedures are performed under light sedation. You will be completely asleep but breathing on your own and will wake up quickly after the procedure

Will I be awake?

You will receive a light sedative before the procedure. You will be completely asleep but will wake up quickly afterward.