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Colonoscopy Perforation Infection
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
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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
I had a colonoscopy once and recently had diverticolitis, with infection, could I have contracted it from a dirty scope. How do I know they are clean?
Colonoscope: There are standard cleansing techniques employed by all reputable doctors performing these procedures. That having been said, diverticulitis will never be caused by a "dirty" colonoscope. This is an anatomic abnormality with outpouchings of the wall of the colon which are prone to perforation and infection spreading outside the gut. Nothing whatever to do with the procedure. ...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?
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
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
What are signs of infection after a colonoscopy with polyp removal? How long afterwards could symptoms appear?
Fever: Within one week. After the first 2-3 days of the procedure, the risk is miniscule, if any. ...Read more
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