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Does having your period affect whether or not you can have a colonoscopy?

Does having your period affect whether or not you can have a colonoscopy? I figured if I wore a tampon, there wouldn’t be an issue. Thank you for your time.

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Being on your period will not affect the colonoscopy.

We prefer that you wear a pad. The short time that you are having the procedure bleeding is not usually an issue. You may want to ask the doctor that is doing the procedure about their preference.

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