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Your child needs a colonoscopy. Learn what a colonoscopy is, how to prepare and what to expect.

Key Points

  • A colonoscopy uses a camera to see the lower part of the digestive system to investigate symptoms or check on existing conditions.
  • Your child will need to follow a special diet starting seven days before their procedure and take two doses of bowel prep medication.
  • A colonoscopy is usually a low risk procedure.
  • Your child will be given a general anaesthetic.
Last updated: November 16th 2015