How can taking iron pills impact my Colonoscopy results?

I have been on iron tablets due to iron loss due to heavy periods as I am perimenopausal. I stopped them 5 days before the colonoscopy procedure following advice of a consultant. However, as I was so focused on getting bowel prep right, I accidentally took one about 18 hours before procedure. However my stool was clear and not black. I am now concerned that this could have given the wrong result. However, the consultant said my bowel prep was good and I am guessing that as iron can turn stool dark and effect visualization. I also had a CT scan done of stomach, pelvic and chest as back up and nothing found.

Healthcare Providers (2)

If your GI doctor was able to see everything in the colon and your prep was good, you are fine.

It does not affect the results.

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