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How large are most colonoscopes?

My general physician keeps telling me that I need to get a colonoscopy but I am afraid because of how uncomfortable it is. I am just most scared about the colonoscope and how uncomfortable that might be. How big in diameter are colonoscopes that are used for colonoscopy? I forgot to ask my doctor and keep finding different information.

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The standard colonoscope is 13mm in diameter and 200cm in length. It will cause no trauma and you will be sedated for the procedure.

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