What is involved in the actual Colonoscopy procedure and will it be painful in any way?

How long will the procedure take?

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Before the procedure, you do a prep to clean your colon out along with a clear liquid diet the day before. You are then put to sleep with an anesthesiologist and a colonoscope is inserted into the colon to look for polyps, which are lesions that can grow into cancer. These are removed during the procedure. The procedure usually takes about 20 minutes but it depends on if you have many polyps. I would suggest seeing a gastroenterologist and discussing further.

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