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When should men have their first screening colonoscopy?

When should men have their first screening colonoscopy?

50: You should have it around 50 y/o unless you have a family history of colon cancer then it should be earlier. ...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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When should you get checked for colon cancer?

When should you get checked for colon cancer?

Q 5yrs: If asymptomatic most people should have colorectal screening every 5 yrs starting at age 40. If symptomatic such as with losing wt., change in bowel habit, developing a new inguinal hernia over age 40 (increased intra abdominal pressure) and evidence of blood in stool one should get checked for colon cancer which is on the increase especially in younger people. ...Read more

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When should females start to have paps done?

When should females start to have paps done?

Early is better: Since paps are used to find cervical cancer, then it would be good to start when risk of cancer is high - usually at start of sexual intercourse. However, cancer can also start without papilloma virus, so starting late teen/college age would be good. The pap should be part of regular pelvic and sexual health matters. ...Read more

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When should a male get a colonoscopy?

When should a male get a colonoscopy?

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 more

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When should women start getting their pap test?

When should women start getting their pap test?

See below: At 21 or three years after starting having sex, whichvever comes sooner. For details consult webiste: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/pap-hpv-testing. ...Read more

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How often should you get a colonstomy screening?

How often should you get a colonstomy screening?

Depends: Screening for colon cancer should begin at age 50 in patients not at identified risk. Colonoscopy every ten years ( or sooner depending upon findings) or fecal occult blood testing annually are both acceptable methods of screening for cancer. Sigmoidoscopy is also a possible option, but i personally do not favor it. See http://www.Uspreventiveservicestaskforce.Org. ...Read more

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When should men start getting screened for prostate cancer?

When should men start getting screened for prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer : My recommendation is to start at age 50; if you are a healthy and have >10 year life expectancy; if family history of pca start screening at 40. ...Read more

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How often should you get a mammogram after age 40?

How often should you get a mammogram after age 40?

Yearly: Leading scientific groups including the american cancer society and the american college of radiology recommend yearly mammograms. ...Read more

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How often should you get a pap test?

How often should you get a pap test?

New guidelines: If you have had 3 consecutive negative pap smears then once every 3 years is now recommended. In women over age 60 to 65 pap smears can be stopped unless still sexually active or a previous pap smear was abnormal. Pap smears can also detect the hpv virus with some types being a forerunner to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Is it true that every guy who reaches puberty will have erection and get ejacluated at some point before having sex?

Is it true that every guy who reaches puberty will have erection and get ejacluated at some point before having sex?

Yes: We get erections through childhood but they get more intense at puberty. Unless he has intercourse or some other sexual contact as soon as physiologically possible, junior will ejaculate. Most boys discover masturbation around the time of puberty, or are taught by their friends. The rest will have nocturnal emissions. It's great if dad gives junior a little guidance here. ...Read more

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When do you get regular mammograms? Breast cancer does not run in my family, but i want to make sure i'm doing everything to stay in good health. At what age do you recommend women start getting mammograms?

When do you get regular mammograms? Breast cancer does not run in my family, but i want to make sure i'm doing everything to stay in good health. At what age do you recommend women start getting mammograms?

Currently, : Currently, at our institution we recommend that a woman with no risk factors begin yearly screening mammography at age 40. However, the recommendation for beginning screening mammography has become more controversial due to the recently published recommendations by the us preventative services task force which recommends screening mammography for women age 50 to 74 years. A rationale behind this recommendation is that screening mammography in women age 40 - 49 years results in more false positive results with comparatively few cancers detected. Currently, both the american college of radiology and the american cancer society recommend yearly screening beginning at 40 years of age. ...Read more

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Can I still request to get the HPV vaccine after age 26? I don't see how it would suddenly not work after age 26

Can I still request to get the HPV vaccine after age 26? I don't see how it would suddenly not work after age 26

Yes: Vaccines and medications have age ranges that are approved by the FDA (government agency). The age ranges are based on the research studies, which means the effects of Gardasi vaccine after age 26 are less known, unknown, less safe, etc... A person can always request a vaccine, and many doctors will say NO, but some will say YES. It would be "off label", so it would be self-pay (not insurance). ...Read more

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Should men get mammograms regularly?

Should men get mammograms regularly?

No, the: incidence of breast cancer in men is too low to warrant a general screening program. Individual men with high risk profiles, however, might be candidates for screening. ...Read more

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Do men have to wear condoms after having a prostate biopsy?

Do men have to wear condoms after having a prostate biopsy?

Not usually: There will be some blood in the urine after a prostate biopsy but it is usually very small and not of concern. If there is a lot of bleeding or other unusual symptoms, then a followup with the doctor should be sought immediately. ...Read more

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How frequently should I get two-steps TB skin test?

How frequently should I get two-steps TB skin test?

Not frequently: Unless you are exposed in your job or it is needed for your job. Some health care workers get it yearly. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get tested after having receptive anal sex? In particular I want to get tested for RECTAL chlamydia+gonhorrea+syphilis.

How long should I wait to get tested after having receptive anal sex? In particular I want to get tested for RECTAL chlamydia+gonhorrea+syphilis.

2 Weeks: Gonorrhea and chlamydia tests can be positive in 2 weeks (unless you develop symptoms). Syphilis testing can be done 1 week to 3 months. Re testing may be done in few weeks to ensure you do not have infection. You should of course be tested for other infections as well. Using condoms can minimize your risk of infection. ...Read more

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When should I get an STD screening?

When should I get an STD screening?

Often: Anytime you and/or your doctors feel that your sexual behaviors put you atrial, and at least yearly once sexually active. ...Read more

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