Colonoscopy Procedure


What side effects, if any, did you have after your colonoscopy procedure? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Mdwalters , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 21

I had a colostomy and 1 month after that I had a colonoscopy. A few days after I had the colonoscopy I ended up getting a bulge in the right side of my abdominal area which grew. It turns out to be a hernia and I have heard this happening before to another patient.

Comment from: March 2019, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 02

The result of my colonoscopy procedure was normal. Starting day after, I had upper abdominal pain that was not gas or bloating. Pain has lasted a month now and is only felt with twisting or forward bending motions and limits my physical activity. It is mainly on the upper left side and transverse below the rib line. Very frustrated as I am sure something during the colonoscopy caused this.

Comment from: Regretful, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 01

Before my exam, my anus was fine. After the procedure, I continue to suffer from hemorrhoids but did not have cancer. I was not told acquiring hemorrhoids was a potential side effect. In the future, I will request I be given information and explanations pertaining to all known side effects and their percentages of occurrence prior to undergoing a procedure or taking medication as part of the informed consent process. I will make my decision whether or not to undergo a procedure or elect a less invasive procedure based on this explanation and internet research, from reputable sites, weighing the pros and cons.

Comment from: Mdt, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

I have had burning at the end of my rectum ever since I had a colonoscopy. Had I known it would be like this, I would have never had it done. I never had pain before.

Comment from: wilma flower, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 12

During the 2nd week of November 2017 I had a colonoscopy. I had biopsy performed during procedure. Starting from 1st week of December 2017 I have had stomach upset every day, and the symptom feels like the pinch of needles but mild. Then I feel the air in my stomach and feeling like having a bowel movement but nothing comes out and then the pinch goes away. The symptom is on and off all day long every day.


Pancreatitis is inflammation of an organ in the abdomen called the pancreas. See Answer

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