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Is there any side effect of colonoscopy ?

doctor advised me to do colonoscopy bcz i found muccus in stool is there any side effect of colonoscopy 1 year before i found blood in my stool i went for some self medicines blood stopped but mucus found in stool than i went to a doctor and i had taken 4 months medicine but no any improvement found and i feel my muscles become weak then i went to another doctor and taken 3 months medicine but no result and found weight loss abt 8 to 7 kgs within 4 or 5 months doctor said that i should go for colonoscopy now wht should i do?
Asked On : Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
Since you have the symptoms from quite some time and also weight loss , we need to take this further by a procedure called colonoscopy , this will give us an idea about the changes happening internally in the intestines and the mucosa, we can look for any growth , tissue changes , blood , and any malabsorption , tumors,etc

This is a safe test and hardly any complications ,it is surely recommended in your case and I will ask you to go ahead for it, so that we can find the exact cause for your symptoms and treat it specifically

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Answered: Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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