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Can many months of cdif & tx make your colon more likely to perforate from colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy after its cured (test ok & no sx)?

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Dr. Tadge Kanjo
Surgery
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In brief: Depends

An inflamed colon is at higher risk of complications during colonoscopy as it tends to be thicker, more blood flow, and less flexible.
If your colon has recovered from for C difficle colitis then your risk is back to normal. If you have been chronically ill and you are malnourished as a result you will have a slightly increased risk as well as a decreased ability to recover from a complication.

In brief: Depends

An inflamed colon is at higher risk of complications during colonoscopy as it tends to be thicker, more blood flow, and less flexible.
If your colon has recovered from for C difficle colitis then your risk is back to normal. If you have been chronically ill and you are malnourished as a result you will have a slightly increased risk as well as a decreased ability to recover from a complication.
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

I am not aware of any data to suggest this.

In brief: No

I am not aware of any data to suggest this.
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