Module 1. Understanding and Preparing for Colonoscopy
Is a colonoscopy safe?
In this video, Dr. Gelrud and Dr. Echavarria talk about how a colonoscopy is a generally safe procedure and complications are rare. There can be a very small risk of bleeding, puncture in the bowel wall, infection, and drug reactions - but these are very rare. You should always discuss any questions or concerns you have about your colonoscopy, results, and post-procedure with your doctor. Your doctor is there to help you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
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