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How safe is a colonoscopy? Has anyone died or been injured

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How safe is a colonoscopy? Has anyone died or been injured by this procedure before? Why won't insurance cover the virtual colonoscopy?
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Now days this is very safe
Rarely there can be perforation

very rare in fact

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Virtual colonoscopy is not proven to be as effective as colonoscopy an the expense is not something many insurance companies will therefore cover.

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