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symptoms of bowel perforation after colonoscopy

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Very small: The literature quotes rates of 1 in 3000. I have done over 10, 000 with no perforations. The risk increases with age and previous abdominal surgeries ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Smal: Between on in one thousand and one in ten thousand.

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Not invasive.: A traditional colonoscopy is invasive; the fiber optic camera is passed through the colon, and therein causes the low risk of perforation of the colon ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
No: Is is very rare for bowel perforation with colonoscopy or even deaths with the procedure. The procecure is usually. Short and safe , the same for clos ... Read More
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience General Surgery
Not clear: If i understand what you are asking, there is no risk to have bowel perforation because others had it. Specially from a colonoscopy. Cdiff is an infe ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Stop today: I it was a simple diagnostic study, and you feel fine, you can rest assured that your ok. Even it they performed a biopsy, chances are you'll be just ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Pain: Usually severe abdominal pain either localized or diffusely thru the abdomen, fever, distention of the abdomen qand a change in bowels. If in doubt go ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
35 years experience Gastroenterology
1: Usually severe pain, abdominal bloating, fever.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
??Perforation??: If you had bowel perforation that went untreated you would not survive! if you scratched/scraped/cut some of the inner surfaces in your rectal area it ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple: perforations suggest advanced DIVERTICULOSIS and YES in my opinion, a COLONOSCOPY IS indicated! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Bowel perforation: Treatment is mostly by surgery if patient has peritonitis. If diverticulitis causes a perforation sometimes long term antibiotics are needed, and surg ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Assuming the perforation was recognized and treated promptly, the outlook is fine.

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