What Prep Is Required For A Partial Colonoscopy?

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What the risks are
  • Heavy or persistent bleeding from biopsy or polyp-removal sites
  • Hole or tear in the wall of the colon (bowel perforation) that requires a repair operation
  • Fluid imbalances in the body due to enemas and laxatives given before the procedure
  • Infection needing antibiotic therapy (very rare)
  • Nausea, vomiting, bloating, or rectal irritation caused by medicines taken by mouth to cleanse the bowel
  • Reaction to sedative medication, causing breathing problems or low blood pressure

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