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Is it safe for me to have a colonoscopy if I have an enlarged prostate?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Your prostate is outside of the colon and rectum and will not cause difficulty with a colonoscopy.

In brief: Yes

Your prostate is outside of the colon and rectum and will not cause difficulty with a colonoscopy.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Dr. Steve Martinez
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

You will be fine.
Colonoscopy should not affect the prostate.

In brief: Yes

You will be fine.
Colonoscopy should not affect the prostate.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Having BPH (regardles of whether or not it causes symptoms) will not interfere with a colonoscopy or make the procedure have increased risk.

In brief: Yes

Having BPH (regardles of whether or not it causes symptoms) will not interfere with a colonoscopy or make the procedure have increased risk.
Dr. Howard Adler
Dr. Howard Adler
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Any risk from colonoscopy is no different in people with normal sized prostates than in people with enlarged prostate.
A flexible instrument is used.

In brief: Yes

Any risk from colonoscopy is no different in people with normal sized prostates than in people with enlarged prostate.
A flexible instrument is used.
Dr. Michael Michaels
Dr. Michael Michaels
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Yes

Yes, should not be a problem.

In brief: Yes

Yes, should not be a problem.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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