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What do I need to consider before getting a colonoscopy?

Before undergoing a colonoscopy procedure, you should discuss the risks and benefits of undergoing this procedure as well as what the findings may mean for your future. You should have knowledge of your family history regarding colon cancer. Your bowel will need to be prepped before undergoing the procedure, and this will be discussed with the physician performing the procedure.

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