Every medical procedure has it's risks, including colonoscopy. It is an extremely safe procedure when done by the right professional. Dr. Jeffrey Weber discusses some of the risks of colonoscopy in this video. The most feared complication, perforation of the colon, happens less than 1 in 10,000 cases. Taking polyps out does increase risk of the procedure depending on the number and size. Most likely you will feel like nothing happened after your colonoscopy.
Dr. Jeffrey Weber, Chief of Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center, earned a medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also earned a bachelor's degree. Dr. Weber completed both an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Georgetown Division of the District of Columbia General Hospital in Washington, D.C. He then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
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You forgot to mention the real risk of infection due to inproperly cleaned colodalscopes. People should investigate how the scope being used on them was cleaned. Was it disinfected or sterolized? There is a big differance. Do some research on Google regarding this before having this test done. Be informed!
whoa ! seeing people in the comment section talking bout the risk of anesthesia. And how this special tool would burn and turn into a scalp . I'm having second thoughts about it. my colonoscopy check up is in a few days. But is there another method?
If you Love your butt? Think twice before the colonoscopy.
Everyone here, is enjoying the after effects of anesthesia used on this patient but the patient has no clue what he got into nor will the people viewing this VIDEO.
At least 70,000 patients get injured by colonoscopy according to actual reports. The unreported injury rate may be close to 280,000 or 2%. Considering the type of complications — internal bleeding, colon perforation, diverticulitis, and infections — many of these patients end up dead..
Colonoscopy Risks: Not just perforation
1. Colonoscopies wipe out protective gut flora
We have 4-6 pounds of bacteria in our gut. These 500 species of bacteria, often referred to as gut flora, play specific roles in homeostasis and growth, including nutrient absorption, mucosal barrier function, support of gut lymphoid tissue, and immune function (read more here.)
The “bowel preparation” procedure before a colonoscopy entails consuming substances that completely flush out the colon, leaving it squeaky clean for camera access. This “cleaning” process strips the protective bacteria and leaves the colon wide open for infection from yeasts, pathogenic bacteria, and even an infection from the scope itself.
2. Colonoscopy scopes present a risk of infection: Patients of colonoscopies could have been exposed to Hepatitis and Aids due to the procedure!
There is wide consensus that it is difficult to sterilize the devices… without using temperatures so high that the scopes themselves become damaged. The scopes have numerous cavities that are difficult to clean, even by hand.
Olympus, which provides 70% of the endoscopes on the U.S. market, has long been aware of cleaning problems associated with its product. In a patent filed in 1993, he says, the company wrote that at times “satisfactory cleaning cannot be achieved.”
3. Colonoscopies may cause colitis and Crohn’s
Gluteraldehyde, a common sterilant for endoscopes, has been proven to cause colitis! Residual amounts of this toxic substance on the endoscope may irritate the colon and lead to colitis.Additionally, this sterilant is not effective in eliminating mycobacterium, the microorganism that has been identified in 90% of Chron’s disease patients. Contamination of endoscopes with this microorganism may actually cause Chron’s disease.
4. Colonoscopies don’t reduce mortality of colorectal cancer
The American Cancer Society has stated that “there are no prospective randomized controlled trials of screening colonoscopy for the reduction in incidence or mortality of colorectal cancer.”
The National Cancer Institute has said, “…it is not yet known for certain whether colonoscopy can help reduce the number of deaths from colorectal cancer.”
Screening colonoscopies are useless. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that “the patients in all the studies had at least one adenoma detected on colonoscopy but did not have cancer. They developed cancer in the next few years, however, at the same rate as would be expected in the general population without screening.”
Colonoscopies present the risk of colon perforation and bleeding.
Virtual colonoscopies actually increase the risk of cancer by exposing you to high doses of radiation. The National Cancer Institute has stated, “Whether virtual colonoscopy can reduce the number of deaths from colorectal cancer is not yet known.”
In other words by getting this done, you have signed up for your own death due in just few years to come.
I encourage you to watch Konstantin’s report on colonoscopies.
#3 didn't even read that it's a joke my father had Crohn’s he had never had a colonoscopy he waited to go to the ER because it his colon had ruptured. Crohn’s has nothing to do with Colonoscopy's it's a Inflammatory bowel diseases was first diagnosed in 1600's.
You DO know those statements are all wrong, outdated or distortions don't you ? "1" is voodoo, prep does not wipe gut flora. "2" is fear-mongerng. "3" is an unevidenced lie. "4" was proven wrong in several more recent studies.
Colonoscopy saved my friends life found cancer only a few months it would have gotten into his liver he was only 33 years old he has been cancer free for 4 years now. He got on internet saw stupid irresponsible people writing what you said above and cancelled his colonoscopy I was able to talk him into getting it done he had only symptoms of constipation and some bleeding I have had 2 myself because my father had Crohn's disease. I asked my GI doctor about the complications above he said he has been doing them for 20 years had only one case of perforation out of 1000's of colonoscopy. A co-worker of mine he lost his mother, sister, and brother to colon cancer he went and got a colonoscopy at 17 years old he was already stage 2 colon cancer it had gotten out of the colon into several lymph nodes. Colon cancer is deadly but if caught early it can save your life don't be a fool and listen to anything posted by idiots listen to doctors who know what they are doing. You don't want to be told your stage 4 colon cancer is in your lungs, liver, brain because 5 years ago you read some stupid post and didn't get a colonoscopy. You want to see what can happen with colon cancer watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96MAHKu9YGI
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