Colonoscopy Concerns

There are possible side affects from the Colonoscopy procedure that you need to be aware of and watching for. If you notice any of them you need to contact your doctor right away. Learn what you need to be looking out for.


When to Contact Doctor About Colonoscopy

Alternate Names for Colonoscopy:
Lower GI endoscopy

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Bleeding from your rectum-Notify your doctor if you pass a teaspoonful of blood or more.
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Hard, swollen abdomen
  • Signs of infection, including fever or chills
  • Inability to pass gas or stool
  • Coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, severe nausea or vomiting
In case of an emergency, call 911 .


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