why do i need a colonoscopy

Why do I need a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopies are invasive procedures even though the risks are small. There can be bleeding, bowel perforations or other complications especially if you are older however the advantage is that during a colonoscopy the doctor can take a biopsy (a piece of tissue to examine in the lab), remove precancerous polyps if they are there before they grow and spread.



Did you know that there is a link between constipation and bowel cancer? If your bowel is not moving that means you do not have enough fibre in your diet, you have a high build up of toxins and the possibility of cancer after some years of this happening does exist. However because everyone is different there can be no hard and fast rule about how often you should go to the toilet but bad habits begin when we are young.