If you have H pylori and have a colonoscopy is there a risk of spreading the hpylory infection?

No risk, no worry. There is no anatomical or biological reason to suspect this could happen and to my knowledge has never been known to occur. I'm sure the gastroenterologist doing the colonoscopy will also reassure you about this.

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