Colonoscopy Information

Colonoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look directly into the colon (large intestine) with a long flexible tube containing a camera. During the procedure, the doctor may take tiny samples of tissue called biopsies. The biopsies often help your doctor determine the cause of your child's symptoms. Some common reasons why children may need a colonoscopy include: Blood in the bowel movements, diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal pain, or weight loss.