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Is it unusual to have a bruised abdomen after a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Possible

But not the colonoscopy per se but rather manual compression of the abdomen is sometimes needed to guide the scope to the full extent of the colon especially with a tortuous colon or prior abdominal surgeries.
But even with that you may be sore but should not have any visible bruising.

In brief: Possible

But not the colonoscopy per se but rather manual compression of the abdomen is sometimes needed to guide the scope to the full extent of the colon especially with a tortuous colon or prior abdominal surgeries.
But even with that you may be sore but should not have any visible bruising.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Yes

Occasionally manual presure on the abdomen is needed to overcome coiling of the scope.
This may cause some soreness afterward. Bruising may occur if you are on a blood thinner. However it is pretty unusual to see bruising after a colonoscopy.

In brief: Yes

Occasionally manual presure on the abdomen is needed to overcome coiling of the scope.
This may cause some soreness afterward. Bruising may occur if you are on a blood thinner. However it is pretty unusual to see bruising after a colonoscopy.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
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