A 47-year-old member asked:
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how likely is a perforation during a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Very low: The number quoted in literature is 1 in 1000.
Answered on Mar 22, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rare: About 1:10000.
Answered on Jan 4, 2016

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