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Old 04-12-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Colonoscopies save lives. That is a fact.
Believe what you care to. I don't go searching for trouble...nor did my parents and all their family. And I do bank on that dastardily grape product, do a search on it and the colon. But it's all bad advice, right?
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Old 04-12-2018, 01:17 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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This is actually a serious thread.

But how often do you use the restroom per day for number two?

When I was much younger, the 'conventional' wisdom was that there was no right amount of times per day for bowel movements. Some people might go only once per few days. Others several times a day.

But nowadays with colon health so important, I'm sure most people will agree that the more the better to keep things moving and prevent toxins from building up.

Ever since I started eating more fiber like oatmeal daily, I've been going at least two to three times per day.
Sorry, my eyes glaze over when I hear the word toxins. If the body was not able to get rid of toxins, none of us would have made it out of infancy.

Of course, eating right helps keep you healthy, I'll agree with that.

I would say how many times a day I go, but I signed a pledge when I turned 55, never to discuss my bathroom habits with anyone but a doctor. Maybe you have met some seniors who want to talk about their "movements" in great detail with anyone who will listen. I don't want to be one of those people, either the speaker or the listener.
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Old 04-12-2018, 02:12 PM
 
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My ex hubby has it. Being diagnosed didn't stop it. His paternal side has the 100% chance. So fast forward. At 30 my son asks his doctor to permit the test..Doc says,nope! You have to wait til your 50! I then interject and encourage him to re address this test with his doctor. Again doc says,nope!
Both his wife and I remain optimistic and even my son has figured...it's not 'if',it's when
My ex has had two remissions...early detection makes little difference. It just allows more remissions and more treatments ..

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Old 04-12-2018, 02:42 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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My ex hubby has it. Being diagnosed didn't stop it. His paternal side has the 100% chance. So fast forward. At 30 my son asks his doctor to permit the test..Doc says,nope! You have to wait til your 50! I then interject and encourage him to re address this test with his doctor. Again doc says,nope!
Both his wife and I remain optimistic and even my son has figured...it's not 'if',it's when
My ex has had two remissions...early detection makes little difference. It just allows more remissions and more treatments ..
Time for your son to find a new doctor IMO.
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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My ex hubby has it. Being diagnosed didn't stop it. His paternal side has the 100% chance. So fast forward. At 30 my son asks his doctor to permit the test..Doc says,nope! You have to wait til your 50! I then interject and encourage him to re address this test with his doctor. Again doc says,nope!
Both his wife and I remain optimistic and even my son has figured...it's not 'if',it's when
My ex has had two remissions...early detection makes little difference. It just allows more remissions and more treatments ..
Was it your insurance? I cannot imagine a doctor refusing such a test with that kind of family history.
Same thing with a friend of mine who's father died of it. He tested in his forties and he was at the beginning stages and with treatment did and does okay. He is after 6 years clear.

It really depends on how early the detection is. Polyps can turn into cancer. I had 3 on my first colonoscopy that were removed. I had to have another one 3 years later. No more polyps were found and now I am back on the ten year schedule.
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Old 04-12-2018, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Colonoscopies save lives. That is a fact.

Yes! I had a friend die at 42 of colon cancer! No family history. I have a family history (grandmother) and my doctor advised me to get one at 45.
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:06 PM
 
Location: USA, love-it or leave-it Baby!!!!
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What, to me there is plenty to get rid of...2-3 times a week. I some days do that in a day. I get really uncomfortable if I don't go....I eat meat too and it's quite binding.

Well, my diet is probably a little different from yours.........nearly all is meat, eggs, fish, added fat. Occasionally a small amount of other stuff like nuts and vegetables.

So my body must be very efficient at utilizing the protein and fat, little is wasted, it is nearly all absorbed..........and no, I do not feel constipated in the least.
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Well, my diet is probably a little different from yours.........nearly all is meat, eggs, fish, added fat. Occasionally a small amount of other stuff like nuts and vegetables.

So my body must be very efficient at utilizing the protein and fat, little is wasted, it is nearly all absorbed..........and no, I do not feel constipated in the least.
Oh, I guess I just don't store all that food in my colon.
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:25 PM
 
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But how often do you use the restroom per day for number two?
Are we adults or children? Number two

But, since you asked, I have one or two bowel movements a day
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Old 04-12-2018, 04:31 PM
 
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My ex hubby has it. Being diagnosed didn't stop it. His paternal side has the 100% chance. So fast forward. At 30 my son asks his doctor to permit the test..Doc says,nope! You have to wait til your 50! I then interject and encourage him to re address this test with his doctor. Again doc says,nope!
Both his wife and I remain optimistic and even my son has figured...it's not 'if',it's when
My ex has had two remissions...early detection makes little difference. It just allows more remissions and more treatments ..
Tell son to find new doc for a "screening colonoscopy"

I hope that your ex-husband's remission continues.
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