Gastroenterology Community
abscess caused by colonoscopy
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

abscess caused by colonoscopy

on a Wed. i had my first colonoscopy. they diagnosed diverticulitis (previous to test i had some symptoms, but test was a regularly scheduled cancer screening). no treatment was proscibed. within three days i was in the hospital for a week, CT scan showed a colon abscess, i dodged emergency surgery and responded to IV antibiotics. now i'm two months out of the hospital and a GI and surgical followup recommends bowel resection. i've read that the bowel does not repair itself. what should i do? also could the abscess have actually been caused by the colonoscopy. thanks.
Related Discussions
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Funny that because 2 weeks ago I had a colonoscopy....

I was rushed into emergency the IV  antibiotics didnt work so i had to have suregery. had to have a massive perianal abscess drained.  The abcess (abscess) blew up  in 5 days! Unbelievable....  I now have a seton in for 4 weeks or longer depending on how things go.

I asked the Dr and of course she said nooooo way not caused by colonoscopy. I also read on another blog ...another lady had a colonoscopy and a week later she has a seton in for 2 months! she also had to have emergency surgery.

My colonoscopy just proved IBS and allergies from tisseu samples. There was NO abscess there at the time of my clonoscopy at all.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I had a colonoscopy 3 months ago, and now I have a huge abscess in my right Bartholin gland, and they are trying to figure out if it is CA or not. Also, there is lots of old blood in it. I have had no sex in the last three months or any other activity in that area other than the colonoscopy, and my OB/GYN says that it couldn't be from the trauma of the colonoscopy. They are testing for CA and I will have results today. I don't believe her. Has anyone else had a colonoscopy and an abscess in GYN area?
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
There has to be a connection between colonoscopy and perirectal abscesses. I am a 56 YO male and had my first colonoscopy. Two weeks later I had a huge painful perirectal abscess that almost killed me from the infection. Immediate surgery in a distant location while on vacation relieved it. A week later when I went to see my surgeon he did a fistula surgery, without telling me what he was doing and said he sees this all the time!. I wonder how many of these happen all the time right after a colonoscopy? These doctores are full of S@#&! no pun intended. They cause the condition, then they get to treat it. This has been the worst experience of my life and I will never see a colon specialist or have another colonoscopy again. Someone in the medical profession should investigate these A-holes.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
My husband and I had our first colonoscopy done about three weeks ago.
Not long after the procedure my husband noticed a very itchy  spot near his anus.
Few days later the spot became visible as a lump. The lamp was growing by the hour, and at the and of the third week it was a huge scary looking abscess. Husband had an emergency surgery and is on a home recovery at the moment.
The gastroenterologist who performed the colonoscopy said that it was the co-incident and there is no link between these two events.
But after reading the information from the different people on the internet, I have a strong feeling that there is a connection in between ,it is just very rear and not studied well enough.
I am going to right a report to the state health committee; they should consider these cases, does not matter how rare it happenes.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
CalGal
CA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Morecambe
Weybridge, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
cnoevl21
974371_tn?1364538460
Blank
Margot49
Central Valley, CA
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
linkin2012