Is A Colonoscopy Safe?

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In this video, Dr. Gelrud and Dr. Echavarria talk about how a colonoscopy is a generally safe procedure and complications are rare. There can be a very small risk of bleeding, puncture in the bowel wall, infection, and drug reactions on very rare occasions. You should always discuss any questions or concerns you have about your colonoscopy, results, and post-procedure with your doctor. Your doctor is there to help you through the process and answer any questions you may have.