A 40-year-old member asked:
big risk of bowel perforation during a routine colonoscopy?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin answered
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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