Can you get a colonoscopy if you are menstruating?

This question was asked in Berwyn, Pennsylvania on 02/13/2012.
I started menstruating today and I have a screening that is scheduled 2 days from now. Should I reschedule?

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 2/13/2012

Menstruation does not interfere with the colonoscopy.