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Colonoscopy Risks

Colonoscopy Risks

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:
Severe dehydration. When you are preparing for colonoscopy and loose all this water using laxatives – your body gets dehydrated. Most patients know to drink lots of fluids to prevent dehydration but a lot of them get week or nauseous. This prevents them from drinking more. Loss of electrolytes or dehydration is potential risk that can even get deadly.

During colonoscopy preparation some patients may develop kidney damage or renal dysfunction from the laxatives and/or from dehydration.

Colonoscopy preparation and colonoscopy procedure can cause inflammation of the bowels, diarrhea, bowel obstruction and even diverticulitis.

Colonoscopy sedation can increase the risk of heart failure.

Colonoscopy increases risk of internal bleeding, rectal bleeding because this is an invasive procedure.

Coma associated with anesthesia is one of the colonoscopy risks.

Anesthesia is one of colonoscopy risks. It increases the risk of developing pneumonia, especially in the elderly.

Anesthesia can increase the risk of developing blood clots and lead to pulmonary embolism or deep venous thrombosis (DVT).

There’s always a risk associated with colon injury.

One of the colonoscopy risks is associated with radiation exposure from virtual colonoscopy. And any risk associated with radiation could potentially become cancerous.

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