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Age To Stop Having Colonoscopy
Possibly: In general, we will want you to continue taking all of your usual medications prior to your colonoscopy, even the morning of the procedure. However, some medications such as ibuprofen, aspirin, anti-platelet agents and warfarin will increase the risk if bleeding if polyps are removed. Depending why you are taking any of these medications, your endoscopist may want you to stop them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on symptoms : If you have no symptoms like abdominal pain, change in bowel habits or blood and no relatives, then the age is 50. However, the acg recommends african americans start colonoscopy at the age of 45. If you have a first degree relatvie with colon cancer, you should start at age 40 or ten years younger than the affected relative whichever comes first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a clean colonoscopy at age 45. No polyps etc. Just turned 50 and wondering if I should do it now, or is it ok to wait. Thanks in advance, ?
Maybe: First question is do you have any symptoms to suggest colon disease. Change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss most commonly. If not, next question is family history. Any one in your first degree family have colon cancer or polyps? If yes then have one at 5 years, if no then recommendations are to wait 10 years, again, if no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a total clean colonoscopy at 45, no polyps. At age 50, now am i still ok, or should I consider another one now. Thanks?
Probably: but you do need to know the kinds of polyps they were. if hyperplastic and all at the very end - that's the only time I wouldn't necessarily repeat it. but if adenomas, and 4 - your next one should be in 3 years (unless they were quite big in which case even sooner). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It must have by now: Otherwise send us an update of this problem now, so that we can deal with the present situation. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy at age 50, they removed non cancerous polyp. I am 51 now, how often should I have a colonoscopy or other related screenings?
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