How would having a Urinary Tract Infection affect my Colonoscopy?

I have a UTI and will still have one when the colonoscopy will be done. I just got off an antibiotic about a week ago and its still there. My colonoscopy is in 1 week so what should I do? Is it safe to have a Colonoscopy while I have a UTI?

Healthcare Providers (5)

Yes it is safe to do it. I would say that due to the prep you should just wait until you are done with the antibiotics.

You will be fine with the colon prep and the colonoscopy. It will not
affect your urinary tract in any way.

In General, yes you can have a colonoscopy even in the presence of a UTI.
What needs to be determined is the severity of the infection. Mild
infections you can proceed. Fevers and chills are associated with severe
infection, and in that case I would defer.

As per Dr. D’Costa, you should not proceed with a colonoscopy if you still have a UTI. If you are cleared from the UTI and have finished antibiotics it is fine.

It is best not to have any infection before being sedated. I recommend you
consult with the provider who will perform your procedure and the
anesthesia team involved.

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