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What can cause abdominal pain after a colonoscopy?

It has been 3 weeks since I had a colonoscopy. I am having very bad pain in my abdominial area. I have a lot of tenderness. I am kinda sick feeling. I need an answer. I live on Social Security Disability. I have no money to pay you. You take Medicare?
Fri, 17 Jan 2014
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Hi. Ideally colonoscopy should not cause any pain in abdomen at all. Just to discuss : if the pain has started during or immediately after a colonoscopy , I can think of an injury to the colon, casing an infection or an abscess. You need an attention of a Doctor irrespective of your status.
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