How common is it to suffer from abdominal infections following Colonoscopy and surgery? 

I had a colonoscopy done about two weeks ago. I then underwent surgery and was told a cancerous piece was removed from my colon. I was hospitalized again yesterday due to infection resulting from the surgery. I’ll be treated with IV and antibiotics for several days. Is this something common that is expected as a result of such surgery? Would you recommend a second opinion or any additional tests? At 67 years of age, how risky is this situation? 

Healthcare Providers (1)

This can happen. I do not think you need a second opinion, sounds like the doctors are doing everything appropriately.

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