A 27-year-old male asked:
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can colonoscopy(done by an incompetent doctor) cause colon cancer? suppose the doctor nicks something you know? there's bright red blood in my stool.

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Fairly safe procedur: Colonoscopy is a very safe and essential procedure , complications are rare but do occur, some bleeding is possible after biopsy . All of the doctor are well trained , ask your pcp , or someone who had it to recommend you rather than walking into a place you do not know.Procedure can not cause cancer.
Answered on Jun 6, 2018
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