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what are the symptoms of a colonoscopy micro-perforation? how is it diagnosed, and does it require intervention ?

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Microperforation: Though uncommon, this is not a rare problem associated with a very common and important procedure. Pain within a few hours, sometimes with fever, is an indication. Free abdominal air on a plain film is adequate to make the diagnosis. Usually, bowel rest and antibiotics will suffice, but occasionally surgical intervention will be necessary. Good luck.
Answered on May 21, 2014
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