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At what age are colonscopy not neccessary for men?

At what age are colonscopy not neccessary for men?

Depends: Your life expectancy. Repeat colonoscopies are useful if you plan to celebrate your 100th birthday. If you have cad, copd, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, high cholesterol and so on... Obviously, colonoscopy is not the first one on your list. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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I had an annual rectal test with my physical that tested neg and also sent in stool sample which was neg. What about cologuard? Colonscopy for 2017.

I had an annual rectal test with my physical that tested neg and also sent in stool sample which was neg. What about cologuard? Colonscopy for 2017.

Colonoscopy is best: Of the screening tests you have listed, colonoscopy is the only one that can also prevent colon cancer (by removal of precancerous lesions). If you have had one before and your next one is due in 2017, you do not need any further testing until then. This should hold true especially with what sounds like you had a negative fecal immunochemical test (FIT). Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is colonscopy?

What is colonscopy?

Colonoscopy is...: ...When a long tube with a camera on the end is inserted into your rectum, then pushed through your entire large intestine so that it can be looked at, examined, and even biopsied if there are signs of disease. It's done for a variety of reasons, but as people age, it becomes an essential screening tool to detect cancers of the colon while they are treatable. ...Read more

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What is the safest colonscopy prep. I would like to take the miralax/Gatorade prep. How successful is that? suggestions please so can talk to my dr.

It is safe with : Monitoring. Usually combined with 24 hour clear liquid diet, ducolax pills and NPO after midnight of the preceding surgery.Having clear liquid stool is an indication of good colonoscopy prep ...Read more

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What is the difference between colonscopy and abdomen ultra sound?

Seeing inside or out: Colonoscopy sees the inside of your colon, an us shows the architecture of the organs (usually the solid organs) from its surface. ...Read more

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What does it mean that my colonscopy was stopped due to stricture at sigmoid?

Narrow spot: This means they were unable to progress safely due a narrow area in the sigmoid colon. This could indicate a sharp turn due to prior abdominal surgery, which made it difficult or colon surgery with a stenotic (narrowed) connection. Most concerning is that if this is a true stricture we worry about malignancy. This should be clarified with your treating physician. ...Read more

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26/male, had bright red blood on stool in 2009, happening again now, i'm extremely scared it is colon cancer, what advice can you give me? Colonscopy?

26/male, had bright red blood on stool in 2009, happening again now, i'm extremely scared it is colon cancer, what advice can you give me? Colonscopy?

See your doctor: Given age, very unlikely to be colon cancer. Much more likely an anal fissure or hemorrhoids related to constipation/low fiber diet. Please see your doctor fora complete history and physical. Depending on that workup, further evaluation by a general surgeon or gastroenterologist may be appropriate, but probably only after conservative therapies. ...Read more