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I am terrified of having a colonoscopy, but I have many uncomfortable abdominal symptoms and am 60. Any choice?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sure

No one can force you to get a colonoscopy.
But if it's cancer, wouldn't it be better to catch it early when the treatment is relatively easier than if you wait for it to spread?

In brief: Sure

No one can force you to get a colonoscopy.
But if it's cancer, wouldn't it be better to catch it early when the treatment is relatively easier than if you wait for it to spread?
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Depends

Work up of abdominal pain depends on your symptoms.
A colonoscopy can be an important part of that workup. Other options to evaluate your abdominal pain include a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis. A colonoscopy is safe and well tolerated and you have no reason to be terrified. Discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Depends

Work up of abdominal pain depends on your symptoms.
A colonoscopy can be an important part of that workup. Other options to evaluate your abdominal pain include a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis. A colonoscopy is safe and well tolerated and you have no reason to be terrified. Discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Donald Kim
Dr. Donald Kim
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