What is the general risk of infection associated with a Colonoscopy screening?

My mother had a piece of her colon successfully removed due to early stage colon cancer, but the site got infected and her CRP levels went off the roof. They’re still trying to decrease it before they can re-operate to get rid of the infected piece. In the meantime I have my own colonoscopy scheduled but I’m worried. Does such risk of infection exist with colonoscopy screenings, as well? Or is it close to none because it’s not open surgery?

Healthcare Providers (3)

There is a very low risk of infection from a screening colonoscopy.

You are correct, since it is not an open surgery, the risk of infection is generally very low.

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