Gastroenterology and Hepatology


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Absolute contraindications  

  1. A competent patient who is unwilling to give consent
  2. An uncooperative patient in whom consent has been given but in whom adequate sedation cannot be achieved.
  3. Toxic megacolon
  4. Fulminant colitis
  5. A known viscus perforation


Relative contraindications

Relative contraindications are those situations in which risk is substantially increased. It may be appropriate to proceed if the information that may be acquired or a treatment that can be given is critical to the welfare of the patient.

Relative contraindications include:

edited 16th September 2010