Going for your first colonoscopy? This lets a doctor check your colon and rectum for cancer and polyps -- growths that can be early signs of cancer. It saves lives, so if your doctor suggests you get one, be sure you do.
It’s a fairly safe exam. On average, just 2 serious complications occur for every 1,000 procedures performed. But it’s not without risks. Here are four you should talk to your doctor about.