There is a small chance for problems from a colonoscopy. The scope or a small tool may tear the lining of the colon or cause bleeding.
After the test
After the test, call your doctor immediately if you:
- Have heavy rectal bleeding.
- Have severe belly pain.
- Develop a fever.
- Are very dizzy.
- Are vomiting.
- Have a swollen and firm belly.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology