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Colonoscopy Complications Perforation
40s male with IBS, with nagging EGR pain 6days post biopsy-free colonoscopy. No fever, blood, some bm. What non-perforation complications are likely?
IBS may be nervous: Many patients with IBS have it because of automatic brain dysfunction. The bowel has it own nervous system that receives signals from the lower brain, enabling it to function properly. I would guess that your diet is poor because that is the commonest way to affect the control mechanisms. Try shaping up your diet and get rid of all the sugar. ...Read more
Colonoscopy last wed. Found scary info on post-procedure complications. Would i know by now if there was a perforation, DVT stroke/heart attack risk?
Chill out: Nothing bad is going to occur.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the symptoms of a colonoscopy micro-perforation? How is it diagnosed, and does it require intervention ?
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. ...Read more
Had painful colonoscopy yesterday. No pain afterwards. Does the pain felt during procedure increase risk of perforation occuring later? Very anxious.
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My GI thinks that I have Crohn's disease so I am having a colonoscopy. What are the risks of perforation?? I'm only 20. Can I have it with no sedation
Colonoscopy: These days, colonoscopy is a very safe procedure. Colon perforation occurs in only 0.05% of the procedures, on average. Although it is possible to undergo a colonoscopy without sedation, it can be uncomfortable in that setting, and I don't recommend trying it. The sedation is very safe and easy. If your doctor think you may have Crohn's disease, you should not skip the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more
Had a colonoscopy yesterday I'm worried about perforation or infection what is the cut ff time for this worry? I feel tired weak and nauseated today
What are the possible causes of central ab-stomache pain 5days after colonoscopy? Dr. phys. exam indicates no perforation, as no fever-blood. Help !
Be patient and wait: It is unlikely to be anything serious. If you become impatient and write everyday you will not find any easy answers. Patience is a vitue ....practice it. ...Read more
If there is past family history of 2 deaths from bowel perforation (1 colonoscopy, 1 cdif) could there be increased risk for other family members?
Colon cancer age 30?? RUQ pain, fecal occult test negative- CT- Normal- (GI tract WNL no obstruction or perforation) should I get colonoscopy for pain
Probably: Colon cancer is unlikely in your age group, but other GI and colon diseases can also cause such symptoms. Have you had your gallbladder evaluated? Remember, colon cancer has minimal symptoms and CT is NOT a great test for it. In sum though low yield I would likely recommend colonoscopy to you based on what I've read. ...Read more
Need to get checked: Usually a perforation is evident very early in recovery after the procedure, but occasionally if a polyp has been removed perforation can happen within a few days afterwards. Bottom line is that if you are concerned or are having symptoms, you should definitely call your gastroenterologist's office, because the risks could be serious. ...Read more
After colonoscopy how will you know if youve been perforated?Its been 12 day stil have a little pressure off and on lower abdomen.Diagnosed w/colitis.
My 81 yr old father 3 days post op for perforated bowel from colonoscopy, has not had BP meds since, BP is 174/64. Is this acceptable?
See your PCP: His systolic is too high (the top number). But on the other hand you don't want his pressure to go too low. It may be the pain he is experiencing causing his top number to be so high. A perforated bowel is no small event. If the BP goes to low ischemia may occur as well. I'm assuming he is still in hospital. Just make the doctors aware which i'm sure they are. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a colonoscopy yesterday how long before I can stop worrying about complications? Bowel perforation bleeding infection......etc
Stop today: I it was a simple diagnostic study, and you feel fine, you can rest assured that your ok. Even it they performed a biopsy, chances are you'll be just fine. You can't do anything about it anyway, and off you had sifnificant bleeding, you would see blood in the stool. Call your doctor if this happens. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Veery rarely: Bleeding and injury to the bowel. In experienced hands the combined risk is less than 1 %. You may have gas and bloating afterward but these should resolve quickly and you can resume normal activity and diet the next day. The risk of having an undiagnosed colon disease or cancer is greater than the risk of the procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Within 24 hours: The risk of any complications is extremely low. So you should not worry about it. If there is any complication in your case you will have symptoms quite quickly. The 2 potential(yet very rare) complications are bleeding or perforation of the bowel. Both will produce symptoms within a matter of hours. So if you are past 24 hours (and feel OK)from the procedure, you can rest in peace! ...Read more
Mild abdominal pain, yesterday had gastroscopy+colonoscopy. Under sedation fentanyl+midazolam. Is complication ? Procedure went we'll. but is complic?
Had right ovary removal and uterine abasion a year ago- now , lower left pain cyst 1.7 on this ovary and no history of endo. Had colonoscopy.- normal. Do have IBS but this pain is different. Could this be complications of ablasion or could adhesions b
Could be adhesions: It is always a possibili when surgery has been done. If you are still having some issues, your should see your physician. There are other causes of pain, especially in the lower left part of the abdomen. ...Read more
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