Am I a candidate for a colonoscopy?
Your doctor will recommend a colonoscopy to confirm a diagnosis, find the cause of your symptoms, or if you’re 50 years or older, or have a risk of developing colon cancer.
How do I prepare for a colonoscopy?
Your doctor might ask you to follow a special diet or take a laxative to clean your colon. Any residue can affect the view and screening.
How long do I have to wait to get my results?
Your specialist will discuss what was found during the colonoscopy.
If a tissue sample was taken, you will have the results after 2 or 3 days, but, if more complex tests are needed you might have to wait up to 7 or 10 days.