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What is a proctoscopy?

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When you get a proctoscopy, a doctor uses a special metal or plastic scope, called a proctoscope, to check the inside of your rectum. The rectum is the 8-inch muscular tube that connects your large intestine (colon) to the anus, the opening of the intestine that leads out of the body.

From: What Is Proctoscopy? WebMD Medical Reference

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Bronovo Hospital, Nederlands.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 4, 2018

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Bronovo Hospital, Nederlands.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 4, 2018

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