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Old 01-30-2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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hepatitis from colonoscopy

Something else to make me dread the procedure even more. I just read that it is possible to get hepatitis. The thought of them using the same thing on everyone w/o a cover terrifies me.

 
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:37 PM   #2
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Re: hepatitis from colonoscopy

All of the equipment should be sterilized and I think the part that actually went inside the body had an attachment which was new and came out of a sealed plastic container. Are you going to a modern hospital or clinic? You can get Hepatitis from being exposed to someone's blood if their blood touches you and you have an open cut. I wouldn't be worried about this but if you are you might confirm with the doctor about the sterility of the equipment to be used. All needles for the IV's should be new out of a sealed plastic container also.

 
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Old 01-31-2008, 10:03 AM   #3
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Re: hepatitis from colonoscopy

What I read said the flexible tubing was sterilizez but there is always a chance something was missed. It makes me wonder how many disease is really spread thru this type procedures. Thanks for reply.

 
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Re: hepatitis from colonoscopy

I've had lots of procedures and surgery and I've never contracted Hepatitis from equipment used. Does the hospital have a problem with sterilizing equipment? Maybe you should talk to someone at the hospital or clinic in order to ease your mind.

 
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