Hello, I recently had a colonoscopy and endoscopy done due to my fear of colon cancer a few months back. The results came back, and I received a clean bill of health, but I read some information on the internet which sparked my fear of hepatitis c. Yet again I managed to frighten myself by reading information on the internet. I read about a few cases where people have been put at risk for hepatitis c after having a colonoscopy and/or endoscopy done. I realize that transmission of hepatitis c through an endoscopy/colonoscopy or any other medical procedure must be extremely rare, but I cannot shake the fear. The fact that people have been put at risk or infected bothers me although these events must be extremely rare. I do not want to succumb to my fear and get tested for this because these countless tests do nothing to quell my anxiety. I will just find a new illness or disease to occupy my mind afterwards. Does anyone have any input regarding the safety of medical procedures? I spoke to the doctor, who of course knows my medical history, and the nurse, and they told me that they practice strict safety standards, but I still have this fear of hepatitis c. I don't want to get tested to overcome this fear. I would appreciate any input regarding my fear.