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Has Anyone Ever Died From A Colonoscopy
My father died of rectal cancer. I had a colonoscopy at ages 50 and 55. They were clear. My next is scheduled for 2017.. Should it be sooner?
Wat age should male get a colonoscopy if his gpa died of colon cancer? Also when should prostate be checked if history of cancer in both sides of fam?
10 years earlier: In general, screening colonoscopies should start at age 50years, or 10 years earlier from the time detected by a family member. The role of detection of prostate cancer is a bit more controversial, but start with regular physical exams and discussion with his primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grandmother died of colon cancer in her 70s. Granddaughter has had 3 clean colonoscopies in her 50 s. How often should I be screened?
Yes, over 50 : Every one over 50 years should undergo colonoscopy. If there is a history of colon cancer in the family, it can be done earlier. The biggest discomfort is the bowel prep to get ready for test. If you don't want a colonoscopy , it can be done by ct scans and performing virtual colonoscopy. Early colon cancer usually begins as a polyp and is curable. Colonoscopy is generally repeated every 5 years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When should i have a colonoscopy? Colon cancer Grandmother died at 56, mom and twin sister were diagnosed at 38, cousin had polyps at 29. I am 26 now
I'm 39. I had dark red blood (maroon) in my stool. I have a history of hemorrhoids. My mother died this year of colon cancer. My doctor, then gastro-entologist recommended a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy is rather pricey - should I have one?
Yes : Yes, you should get a colonoscopy. Your dark red blood in stool (hematochezia) is a concerning sign and due to your family history of colon cancer, a colonoscopy should be performed. Although it is expensive, in your situation with your family history and symptoms, the benefits (potentially early detection/treatment of colon polyps) outweigh the negatives (high cost). Follow up with GI doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do I have to have somebody with me when I have a colonoscopy done? I am having a colonoscopy done this tuesday. And it tells me i need to have somebody with me. What happens if i cannot find anyone to go with me? I do not drive and will be taking a ca
The : The reason for having someone with you is that you will be getting sedation for your procedure and it would not be safe for you to drive afterwards. Most facilities also ask that you not take a cab or bus after sedation, though it can be argued that this might be overly cautious. You should contact the facility you're going to, explain that you plan to take a cab, and ask if that would be okay. They may ask you to sign a waiver of liability, but will probably be willing to go forward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Balmex and fiber: Get back on a regular diet with plenty of fiber and water. Gently cleanse the perianal area with a mild soap and pat dry. Use balmex (yes, what's sold for babies bottoms) on the perianal skin to help the skin heal. You are aiming for a stool that is formed but deformable- not hard, not smeary. Use premoistened wipes (not baby-wipes) to cleanse until healed. If not better, see your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: With adequate sedation patients generally have no discomfort. ...Read more
My doc ordered a colonoscopy for me since I am over 50. Can anyone give me the real 411 on this procedure?
Colonoscopy 411: The importance of colonoscopy is to screen for colo-rectal cancer, the #3 most common cause of cancer death in both men and women in america. The procedure is started by giving you some sedation to put you almost to sleep. A small camera is then inserted into your anus and snaked up your colon and photographs and (if needed) samples are collected. Not nearly as bad as it sounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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