Do you have to shave before getting a colonoscopy?

This question was asked in Mannville, New York on 05/08/2012.
Do men have to shave the affected area before getting a colonoscopy?

Doctors Answers (2)

David Pound, M.D.
Answered on: 5/10/2012

Shaving before colonoscopy is not usually necessary. Please talk with the doctor doing the procedure to make sure there is not an exception to this.

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 5/8/2012 2

No, you do not need to shave prior to having a colonoscopy procedure.