Screening Colonoscopy


What is a screening colonoscopy?

A screening colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure that is used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine (colon) and rectum. Your physician may order a colonoscopy to:

1. Evaluate gastrointestinal symptoms, such as rectal and intestinal bleeding, abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, and unexplained weight loss.

2. Screen an individual for colorectal polyps or precancerous growths.

Colonoscopy procedures are performed by general surgeons on staff at Wooster Community Hospital Health System.

What to Know

  • Is a procedure done to look for signs of colorectal cancer, inflamed tissue, ulcers, and abnormal growths.
  • Can the procedure help with the diagnose of unexplained bowel changes, pain of the abdomen, anal bleeding, or weight loss causes, among more.
  • Is the procedure used to see inside the colon and rectum, done once every ten years.
  • It is suggested that you receive your first colonoscopy at age 50, earlier if there is a family history of colon cancer.

Screening Colonoscopy Guide

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Call the Screening Colonoscopy Scheduling Department


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