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Can you watch a live video of a colonoscopy?

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Live colonoscopy videos are available sporadically online, typically on official medical websites. Swedish doctors performed one of the most famous colonoscopy live streams in 2012.

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Colonoscopies are invasive procedures and a constant livestream resource for them does not exist. Occasionally a patient volunteers to livestream his procedure, or doctors ask for a patient's permission to stream the patient's colonoscopy to the public. Swedish.org offers a colonoscopy video that the general public can view, though it is a recording of a previous colonoscopy that is not live. Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin had his own colonoscopy livestreamed in 2014. Reputable health websites often have updated news on any possible colonoscopy livestreaming opportunities that the public can watch in real time, instead of backdated footage.

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