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What Year Was The Colonoscopy First Invented
I am 31 i had my first colonoscopy in february of this year, is there any chance that tumors or polyps can appear soon after? It was negative!
Depends...: Depends on--genetics (is there an underlying polyposis syndrome); the skill of your colonoscopist & the quality of your colon preparation; risk reduction (eat more fiber, less fat, watch your weight); predisposing factors (crohn's colitis, ulcerative colitis), age (incidence of polyps increases with age), more. That being said, a negative exam at age 31 offers opportunity for polyp prevention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
20+ year history of ulcerative colitis. Colonoscopy showed high-grade dysplasia. First open surgery date is 2.5 months. Is it safe to wait that long?
I had my first routine colonoscopy at 54 years old, and I have had intense itching of the anus since the colonoscopy. Can you tell me the cause?
Inflammation: It would help to know how long this has been going on, but I can give you some generalities. The scope itself can cause irritation or very minor injury; the lubricant may be something your skin is sensitive to; you may have some hemorrhoids that the scope caused to "act up." Generally, doctors schedule a follow up to discuss the results. I recommend you bring this up at that time. ...Read more
My mother just had a polyp removed during her colonoscopy. She was 10 years past due when she finally had her first. Am I still higher risk?
No: If she was 60 and the 1 polyp was found, you are still recommended for colonoscopy at age 50. If you have 2 first degree relatives with colorectal cancer or with advanced polyps or if your mom was less than 60 and the polyp was advanced or colorectal cancer then you would need colonoscopy starting at age 40 and every 5 years thereafter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had my first colonoscopy the 7th of dec. I'm 36 years old. And since the procedure i've had a low grade fever and feel nauseated. What should I do?
Ask him/her!: Unless you have inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis(where there is a risk of developing colon cancer) there is no other condition which requires annual colonoscopy. For screening for colon cancer in healthy people we recommend it to be done every 5 years to every 10 years. So ask your gastroenterologist why he/she is doing it so frequently? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a colonoscopy and they noted prominent lymphoid aggregates what does this represent 25 year old male?
Is it more dangerous for a teen (16 or 17 year old) to get a colonoscopy than an adult? If so, what are the different dangers or risks?
Basically same: Same risks.Get a more detailed answer ›
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