Complications from this procedure are very rare. Complications might include excessive bleeding, especially if a large polyp was removed.
- Blood in your stool,
- Unusual abdominal pain,
- Colon polyps or a history of colon cancer in your family,
- Inflammatory bowel disease,
- Crohn’s disease.
Colonoscopies also can verify findings of polyps or tumors as well as evaluate colon inflammation, ulcerations and diverticulitis.
At the end of the tube is a mini camera with a lens that helps your doctor examines your digestive tract on a video monitor. More accurate than a barium enema X-ray and much simpler than exploratory abdominal surgery, colonoscopy is safe and generally well-tolerated by patients.
- If you are taking any medications
- If you have any special medical conditions, including diabetes, pregnancy, lung or heart conditions.
- If you are allergic to any medications.
You should talk to your doctor in cat you have diabetes, pregnancy, lung or heart conditions or allergic to any medications.