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Major Colonoscopy Complications

Clip Number: 14 of 26
Presentation: Colonoscopy
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Reviewed By: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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Major complications include but are not limited to:
• Damage to the colon or rectum - including a perforation, which is a tear in the lining of the rectum or colon
• Allergic reaction to medication
• Bleeding
• Serious infection
• Heart or lung problems possibly including:
o Irregular heart rhythms
o Lung or heart failure
• Loss of life or other rare or improbable events

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