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How long does a colonoscopy take?

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The entire procedure should take between 20 and 30 minutes. You’ll stay in a recovery room for about 30 minutes to an hour to wake up from the sedative.

From: Colonoscopy: What to Know WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society.

Mayo Clinic, “Colonoscopy.”

Harvard Health Publications, “Preparing for a colonoscopy.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 05, 2018

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American Cancer Society.

Mayo Clinic, “Colonoscopy.”

Harvard Health Publications, “Preparing for a colonoscopy.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 05, 2018

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