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?
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.
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