Bowel cancer: The 'gold-standard' method to detect pre-cancerous polyps – colonoscopy


The procedure is expected to be “painless”, in addition to any removal of any polyps.

While the colonoscopy should take between 30 to 45 minutes, as pointed out by the NHS, you can expect to be in hospital for around two hours.

Patients are cautioned that stomach cramps or a feeling of bloating may occur two to three hours following a colonoscopy.

“You may also have some blood in your poo or bleeding from your bottom. These things are common,” the NHS added.


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