What are the colonoscopy risks?
Best ways to protect yourself from negative after effects of a colonoscopy.
There are more risks associated with colonoscopy than you ever thought.
If you are going through with colonoscopy, you need to be aware of the risks.
It’s better to be prepared. You don’t want surprises.
Colonoscopy Risks That Become Potential Colonoscopy Complications:
Now that you know all these colonoscopy procedure risks why don’t you ask yourself a question if you really need it done?
Colonoscopy Risks And Some Interesting Details:
• Most of the polyps that were taken out during colonoscopy procedure are non-cancerous.
• There are a high percentage of polyps that are still undetected during this procedure.
• The benefit of colonoscopy as a measure for colon cancer prevention is really questionable. In other words, it’s not yet proven if colonoscopy helps decrease the number of deaths from colorectal cancer.
• There were studies that even suggested that mortality rate could be higher among screened with colonoscopy patients than with those who did not do screened colonoscopy.
In some cases a colonoscopy absolutely needs to be done. A colonoscopy is usually performed to investigate rectal bleeding, bowel obstruction and unexplained abdominal pain. But when this test is ordered as a preventative measure or for screening purposes for certain patients with previous history of polyps or colon cancer - that’s where you should think twice.
The most frightening fact to me as a person and as a Crohn's disease patient (and Crohn's disease patients go through a lot of colonoscopies) is that despite all the awareness about screened colonoscopy in the past decade the number of colorectal cancers keeps on increasing….
There were a few large studies in very respectable medical journals like The New England Journal of Medicine and Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology which evaluated the outcome of this procedure in helping to prevent colon cancer.
The studies compared patients that did and patients that did not undergo the colonoscopy procedure. And you know what? The results suggest an insignificant difference between both groups in preventing colon cancer.
5 Great Tips For Preventing Yourself From Negative After Effects Of Colonoscopy :
This is YOUR body and having colonoscopy is your decision. Make a wise one. And for meantime, make sure you don’t have constipation. Constipation is the root of many problems with digestive disorders, including Crohn's disease, IBS, any IBD and even Celiac disease. Having less than one to two bowel movements daily is constipation. Did you know that? If you follow all the steps preventing constipation and follow a true healthy diet-you most likely won’t need a colonoscopy done and you won’t need to worry about colonoscopy risks.
I wish you great health!
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