Is it ok to have a colonosopy when you are pregnent?

This question was asked in Indianapolis, Indiana on 04/04/2012.
i am pregnant and i am haveing huge pain in my digestive system.

Doctors Answers (2)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 4/5/2012 4

It is best to avoid colonscopy during pregancy unless absolutely necessary. You need to discuss this with your doctor.

David Myles Nolan
Answered on: 4/4/2012 4

Colonoscopy in general during pregnancy is considered safe. For abdominal pain during pregnancy, I'd consult with your obstetrician and ensure that it isn't coming from something related to the pregnancy rather than the GI tract.