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How far up on a colonoscopy do they go??

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#1 gottogo


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Posted 22 October 2001 - 10:24 AM

I will be having my first colonoscopy in a few weeks and I am wondering just how far up the colon do they go? Is it just the large intestines or do they go through the small intestines too?


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Posted 22 October 2001 - 05:02 PM

Hi The colonoscope examines the whole colon (large intestine) & terminal ileum (lower end of the small intestine).Hope this helps & good luck. I've got my first in November.
Jupiter119. Ulcerative colitis diagnosed 2001.

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Posted 22 October 2001 - 09:51 PM

Hey ya..gottogo..guess I just joined the ranks today. Dr. said sounds like IBS and we better have a look!!! yikes!!! Colonoscopy is Nov. 5th first one. we can do it. oh my [This message has been edited by skyblue (edited 10-22-2001).][This message has been edited by skyblue (edited 10-22-2001).]


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