Colonoscopy is a commonly performed medical procedure. It is done to diagnose and treat wide range of conditions and symptoms of colon and rectum. Many patients can have some minor GI symptom after colonoscopy, but serious complications are rare.
Rare serious complications of a colonoscopy include:
Consult your doctor if you develop one or more of the following signs and symptoms suggestive of complications after colonoscopy:
Early diagnosis and treatment of complication can minimize the severity of complication or death because of it. Consult your doctor if you have questions or concerns about colonoscopy, your illness, or follow-up
Who to consult
Some health professionals who can be consulted for any complication of colonoscopy include: