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Thursday, May 23, 2013
I recently had a colonoscopy. I am female, 57 years. REcommendation next time is to use a pediatric colonoscope. What is the difference between that procedure and the one I had?
A pediatric colonoscope is narrower in caliber than an adult colonoscope, and will be used if the colon is difficult to navigate or narrowed for some reason.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati