U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Closed Thread Start New Thread
 
Old 05-15-2019, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Southern California
22,662 posts, read 7,813,798 times
Reputation: 14898

Advertisements

Then there is this test. A doc gave me a packet years ago to do it and I didn't. But it's an option.

https://www.crspecialists.com/what-is-cologuard/

 
Old 05-15-2019, 12:20 PM
 
3,848 posts, read 2,490,158 times
Reputation: 8171
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaminhealth View Post
Then there is this test. A doc gave me a packet years ago to do it and I didn't. But it's an option.

https://www.crspecialists.com/what-is-cologuard/

He needs to follow his doctor's recommendation and get the colonoscopy. OP is not low risk given his symptoms.

From your link:

This is still a new relatively technology and we are evaluating who might be a candidate for Cologuard and the potential benefits, especially for low-risk patients. Even so, we are not recommending Cologuard be used as an alternative to a routine colonoscopy.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Southern California
22,662 posts, read 7,813,798 times
Reputation: 14898
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rowan123 View Post
He needs to follow his doctor's recommendation and get the colonoscopy. OP is not low risk given his symptoms.

From your link:

This is still a new relatively technology and we are evaluating who might be a candidate for Cologuard and the potential benefits, especially for low-risk patients. Even so, we are not recommending Cologuard be used as an alternative to a routine colonoscopy.
We all make our final decisions. Cologuard has been around since it was presented to me about 20 yrs ago.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
5,294 posts, read 6,339,955 times
Reputation: 9719
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaminhealth View Post
We all make our final decisions. Cologuard has been around since it was presented to me about 20 yrs ago.
Just because it is around it may not be as effective as a traditional colonoscopy. For some situations it may be fine, others not so much. Call me crazy but I would go with the doctor's recommendation.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Ohio
19,430 posts, read 14,027,536 times
Reputation: 15609
Quote:
Originally Posted by joerezz7 View Post
Iím 34 and my GI doctor wants me to have a colonoscopy because of my symptoms.
Then do it.

I've had two.

And, no anesthesia.

The first time, I watched it on the monitor and the doctor and I talked the whole time. The second time, I couldn't see the monitor, which sucked, but oh, well. I got to talk to the nurse and technician there.

I'm having a third one soon. I go June 6th to talk about it and get the prep mix, and they'll give me the date and time then.

And, no, I won't be using anesthesia this time, either.

Quote:
Originally Posted by joerezz7 View Post
I am nervous and donít know if I can go a whole day without eating. Iím 5í8 160 but just donít know if I can go a whole day without eating. Iím also nervous about the prep drink too and 2 pills I have to take. The not eating part is bothering me.
People just like you are the reason why universal healthcare will be a massive spectacular fail.

If you don't know if you can go a whole day, now's your big chance to find out.

Trust me, you're not going to die or suffer any negative consequences. I've gone without more times than you could care to dream about, for any number of reasons, include intense combat, fasting for medical procedures, fasting for other reasons, not having access to any food and simply not wanting to eat.

The procedure will do a number of things, most importantly provide a base-line reference for the future and rule out other causes.

Of course, I don't know....maybe you think a colostomy bag is fashionable attire.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 02:09 PM
 
15,123 posts, read 19,545,453 times
Reputation: 21220
Quote:
Originally Posted by joerezz7 View Post
The GI doctor said itís probably most likely hemmorroids but wants to do the colonoscopy to make sure itís nothing else such as ulcers or IBS. Iím just uncomfortable with not eating for a whole day

Well, if it IS colon cancer and it metastacizes, you wont feel like eating for many days when you're dying in the hospital.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 02:11 PM
 
15,123 posts, read 19,545,453 times
Reputation: 21220
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaminhealth View Post
We all make our final decisions. Cologuard has been around since it was presented to me about 20 yrs ago.

Cologard is only for those who do NOT have any symptoms. Even the TV ads say that.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 02:13 PM
 
1,179 posts, read 575,306 times
Reputation: 3709
Believe me, there is no one more nervous about these things then I am. My BP went through the roof, the minute I walked into the hospital. When it was over, I felt such relief. It is so worth it. Do not put it off.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 02:16 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
9,616 posts, read 6,886,478 times
Reputation: 13865
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaminhealth View Post
Then there is this test. A doc gave me a packet years ago to do it and I didn't. But it's an option.

https://www.crspecialists.com/what-is-cologuard/
Cologuard detects markers for colon cancer, or advanced adenomas. It also detects the presence of human hemoglobin in a stool sample. A positive Cologuard result may indicate the presence of either those cancer markers or blood in that sample, but the results do not distinguish between possible cancer or blood, so positive results must be checked out with a colonoscopy.The OP has indicated he has rectal bleeding, making it likely a stool sample from him would have some blood in or on the surface, so might well test positive with a Cologuard. This would leave him exactly where he is now, facing a colonoscopy he is reluctant to have.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 02:20 PM
 
3,723 posts, read 1,574,832 times
Reputation: 7471
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaminhealth View Post
Then there is this test. A doc gave me a packet years ago to do it and I didn't. But it's an option.

https://www.crspecialists.com/what-is-cologuard/
For low to average risk individuals over 50 to detect colon cancer. The OP is 34 and may have one of many conditions. He is not a candidate for cologuard.
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Closed Thread


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. | Please obey Forum Rules | Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top