A 21-year-old male asked:
had painful colonoscopy yesterday. no pain afterwards. does the pain felt during procedure increase risk of perforation occuring later? very anxious.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ilya Averbuch answered
45 years experience Pain Management
Very unlikely: It is very unlikely that your gastroenterologist missed perforation and let you go home. It is even less likely to have a perforation and not be severely ill 24 hours later.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
Relax: Perforation is a rare complication that occurs during colonoscopy and most often in the frail and elderly. In the majority of cases the doctor knows a perforation has occurred right then. You would not have been sent home. In the extremely rare circumstance a perforation occurred and was not detected you would develop abdominal pain that would get increasingly worse with possible fever.
Answered on Jun 19, 2014
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