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Colonoscopy and Hernia?

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    • #28439
      Katherine
      Participant

      This is most likely a stupid question, but I am due for a colonoscopy and have an inguinal hernia. Is there any chance that they can puncture or make the hernia larger during the procedure? Also, the gas they put in you to see the colon – will it expand the hernia and make it permanently larger?

    • #28440
      drtowfigh
      Keymaster

      Actually a very good question and I get asked it regularly.

      No, they cannot puncture the hernia. In few cases where you have a very large hernia and there is colon within the hernia, the hernia should be reduced prior to colonoscopy.

      No, colonoscopy would not in any way affect the hernia.

    • #28443
      Katherine
      Participant

      Thank you, Dr. Towfigh!!!

    • #28444
      Johnso
      Participant

      Katherine:

      I have had 2 routine colonoscopies since I was diagnosed with a left sided inguinal hernia. I had some concerns before the second colonoscopy because my hernia was larger. I did not have any complications from the procedures and they did not affect my hernia. For me the procedures were similar to the colonoscopy I had before I developed the hernia. I will say I did not enjoy the prep.

    • #28446
      Katherine
      Participant

      Thank you Johnso! Good to know!!!

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