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Get Your Colonoscopy

Patient getting ready for a colonoscopy while nurse calmly holds her handColonoscopies may seem scary, but that doesn't mean you should put them off. These screenings are potentially life-saving, but we understand you may still be nervous about them. That is why we have answers to some of the most common questions to calm your nerves about getting one.

Who needs to get a colonoscopy?

The American Gastroenterologist Association recommends you get your first colon cancer screening at 50 because many people don’t develop polyps until that age.

What should I expect?

A colonoscopy is similar to other colon cancer screenings. There may be some gas-like discomfort from the endoscopy, which is used to inflate your colon with air during the screening. Before the procedure, you need to prepare your bowels to help your doctor clearly identify any polyps or areas of concern.

Schedule your colonoscopy now

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If you prefer to make an appointment over the phone, call our Endoscopy Center at 515.875.9145.

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