Are there any complications with a colonoscopy?
Then, what are some of the after effects of a colonoscopy?
Problems after colonoscopy
- feeling bloated or gassy if air is introduced into your colon during the procedure and it starts to leave your system.
- a slight amount of blood coming from your rectum or in your first bowel movement.
- temporary light cramping or abdominal pain.
- nausea as a result of the anesthesia.
One may also ask, how dangerous is colonoscopy? The test can pose risks. Colonoscopy is a safe procedure. But occasionally it can cause heavy bleeding, tears in the colon, inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon known as diverticulitis, severe abdominal pain, and problems in people with heart or blood- vessel disease.
Similarly, it is asked, how long will it take to recover from a colonoscopy?
After a colonoscopy, most people are back to work and "normal life" within 24 hours, or after the sedation wears off. It is recommended to refrain from flying for 48 hours after the procedure.
How safe is colonoscopy?
Colonoscopies are safe Yes, there's a risk of bleeding and perforated bowel (basically, a hole poked through the colon). But the risks are low. Fewer than 1 in 1,000 people experience bleeding or perforated bowel. By contrast, about 1 in 18 people will develop colon cancer in their lifetime.