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big risk of bowel perforation during a routine colonoscopy?

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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 as well as nutritional status.
Answered on Dec 8, 2018
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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.
Answered on Oct 3, 2012

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