What are the risks associated with getting frequent Colonoscopy screenings? 

We lost my grandmother to colon cancer when she was 51 years old, and my mother is very worried about her own gut health. She insists on getting a colonoscopy done yearly, even though we tell her that is not the recommended interval. My question is, are there any downsides to getting screened that frequently? She hasn’t had any polyps found so far – can she still go ahead and repeat the procedure every year? 

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There are risks from doing the procedure including bleeding, perforation and infection.

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