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Getting Colonoscopy Sooner Than Recommended
Is it recommended to get a colonoscopy at age 43 if there is a family history of colon cancer? What other tests are needed at this age?
10 years before diag: A basic guideline is that in the case of a potentially inherited cancer trait, that we start screening 10 years before the presentation of a first degree relative, i.e. Parent or sibling. If the relative was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 53, we consider beginning screening tests at 43. Otherwise begin screenings as age appropriate, colonoscopy age 50, mammo age 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have to wait several years to have a repeat colonoscopy, or can I get one sooner if i'm worried?
Its necessary to have a colonoscopy when you are of the age of 50, Should one get one sooner if Colon cancer is in the family? What age
Reason &indication: Yes, in asymptomatic general population surveillance colonoscopy done at age of 50 the common age for colon cancer If you have symptoms , including genetic predisposition above rule does not apply , done at any age. Age is no exception to cancer Do not get panicky Speak to your doctor and go for preliminary simple investigations first, before under taking complex tests. ...Read more
Dont be scared : Very common proceedure and much better than not finding a polyp that could later grow into a cancer. If the scope is negative you may not need another for 8 - 10 years. Most people with sedation do not remember much of the proceedre. You will be glad you got it over and surprised how easy it was. ...Read more
I'm 28 and live in wichita ks I have no insurance where can I get a colonoscopy. I need to get a colonoscopy somewhere insurance isn't a big issue.
If an emergency...: Then seek help right away thru your local er. Otherwise, most health centers ; physicians happily donate considerable time to providing charity care either through clinics or individual practioner offices. Also, if you qualify military hospitals or the veterans administration may be able to help. You're going to have to do a little homework for your locale. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
50 years old, unless: Regardless of gender, people without high risk factors are advised to begin screening colonoscopy at age 50, repeating at 10 year intervals if nothing is found. Those with high risk factors such as first degree family history of colorectal cancer or polyps should begin at age 40. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastroenterologist: Gastroenterologists do colonoscopies as do some surgeons. Check yellow pages, local medical society or american college of gastroenterology, american gastroenterological association or american society of gastrointestinal endoscopists for someone qualified in your area. ...Read more
Nothing to be scared: About. Should take 20-30 minutes, shouldn't feel or remember anything and if normal will give you tremendous comfort and security. If positive, best to find problems early when there are good solutions and good outcomes. ...Read more
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