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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?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery

In brief: Not clear

If i understand what you are asking, there is no risk to have bowel perforation because others had it.
Specially from a colonoscopy. Cdiff is an infection and the only risk is to get the infection from the relative that had it.

In brief: Not clear

If i understand what you are asking, there is no risk to have bowel perforation because others had it.
Specially from a colonoscopy. Cdiff is an infection and the only risk is to get the infection from the relative that had it.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Is is very rare for bowel perforation with colonoscopy or even deaths with the procedure.
The procecure is usually. Short and safe , the same for clostridium difficile infection( i assume you mean that in short) that cause perforation and deaths.It is not genetic.

In brief: No

Is is very rare for bowel perforation with colonoscopy or even deaths with the procedure.
The procecure is usually. Short and safe , the same for clostridium difficile infection( i assume you mean that in short) that cause perforation and deaths.It is not genetic.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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