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Use this glossary to understand common colonoscopy terms

  • Anus: The final opening at the end of the digestive tract
  • Biopsy: A tissue or fluid sample removed from the body for lab analysis
  • Colon: The part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum
  • Colonoscope: A long, hose-like instrument fitted with a light, a camera, and other attachments that doctors use to examine the colon
  • Colonoscopy: A routine, safe, and relatively painless procedure that allows doctors to
    literally see the lining of the colon
  • Hydration: The introduction of fluid into the body, normally through drinking
  • Inflammation: Any bodily response that causes swelling, pain, redness, and/or loss of function
  • IV: Short for intravenous line, a device used to administer fluids directly through the bloodstream
  • Lesion: Any change in the appearance of an organ or body part that suggests injury
  • Polyp: Any small mass of abnormal tissue that sticks out from the wall of a body part or organ
  • Rectum: The chamber of the large intestine directly above the anus
  • Sedation: Relaxed, sometimes unconscious state achieved with tranquilizing medications

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