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I'm worried about getting a colonoscopy because of an article i just read about a study where 20% of endoscopes contain bio dirt after proper cleaning?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy.: it is good to be well read about your health and concerned about what you read, but it is also important to put what is read into context. Colonoscopy has been shown over more than 30 years to be a reasonably safe procedure, with only rare instances of transmission of infection. On the contrary, it can't be life-saving. Don't let this article keep you from having the procedure. Good luck.
Answered on Jan 24, 2015

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