A colonoscopy is a procedure performed by a physician that can help find the cause of certain symptoms, such as pain or blood in the stool. It can also be used to find indicators of colon cancer before you experience symptoms.
Doctors recommend that anyone experiencing symptoms of colon cancer, pain, blood in the stool, sudden change in bowel movements, or other symptoms listed in this video schedule a colonoscopy with their physician. Adults age 50 years or older should schedule a colonoscopy when they turn 50 and then every 5 to 10 years after. Watch the video to learn more.