Can a colonoscopy be performed if there is a urinary tract infection?

My mother in law has an upcoming colonoscopy scheduled. However, she found out she has a urinary tract infection and the colonoscopy is in a few days. Can the procedure still be done?

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As long as she can tolerate drink the preparation, she should tolerate the colonoscopy just fine. She should contact her gastroenterologist to clarify.

Although a urinary tract infection should not interfere with her colonoscopy, this would depend on how severe her infection is and how she feels. Simple UTI’s can be treated within 3 days. It is usually recommended to wait after the infection is treated unless she is asymptomatic.

Yes. If there is a treated infection, she can still have the colonoscopy.

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