Can I have a colonoscopy if I might be pregnant?

This question was asked in Barre Mills, Wisconsin on 05/11/2012.
I am not sure if I am expecting or not, but I am thinking about getting a colonoscopy procedure is next week. Can I have a colonoscopy if I might be pregnant?

Doctors Answers (1)

David Pound, M.D.
Answered on: 5/14/2012

Before you have a colonoscopy it is recommended that you have a serum or blood test to find out if you are pregnant or not. Please talk with your Primary Care Doctor about the possibility of pregnancy and risk of waiting for colonoscopy.