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Old 05-15-2019, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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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
Unless your diabetic, get over it.

 
Old 05-15-2019, 03:25 PM
 
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No one can make that decision for you. Sounds like could be hemms, it often is for so many, it was for me and I worked to get a lot more regular over the years. That late snack is not helping you as I see it. Have a nice higher fiber apple. It's been said for a long time, don't eat after 6PM or so. Sounds like you are backed up. My thoughts only.
OP, DO WHAT YOUR DOCTOR SAID! No one here can diagnose yo. A colonoscopy is NO BIGGIE! Sure, the prep is crappy, but you wont know anything about the scope. You'll be out in Lala Land
 
Old 05-15-2019, 03:30 PM
 
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My parents both lived into 90's and never had today's tests. Living to 90's is a long run, so many don't make that. And they've done all the tests the doctors say the need.
This thread isn't about living into the 90s. It's about answering OP's question

GO get your COLONOSCOPY!
 
Old 05-15-2019, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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This thread isn't about living into the 90s. It's about answering OP's question

GO get your COLONOSCOPY!
And as YOU said, no one here can diagnoise you. And I said that to OP in the second posting here.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 03:39 PM
 
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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.
No he isn't.

BTW, we know someone who died of colon cancer, it was a nasty time for her and her friends

Get the damn scope!
 
Old 05-15-2019, 03:41 PM
 
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And as YOU said, no one here can diagnoise you. And I said that to OP in the second posting here.
For God's sake! HIS DOCTOR can diagnose him if he does what HIS DOCTOR said!!
 
Old 05-15-2019, 03:53 PM
 
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And as YOU said, no one here can diagnoise you. And I said that to OP in the second posting here.
And yet you gave a diagnosis in your first post and yet you continue to counsel the OP to do something different than what his GI SPECIALIST believes is the appropriate test....

You don't believe in Evidence Based Medicine...fine....

Keep posting in the Alternative Realm....why are you even giving advice here???

You have never had a colonoscopy, you aren't a health professional....

All you can accomplish here is potentially talking someone out of a test that could potentially save his life.....

Just because colon cancer isn't LIKELY at 30 doesn't mean it can't happen....

It may be hemorrhoids, it may be Crohns, it may be Ulcerative Colitis it could be dozens of things....the colonoscopy can give information the Cologuard test can't possibly deliver...

By the way, if you DID know anything about screening tests or were a health professional you might know that in the OP's case Cologuard would be useless....

From the Cologuard web site

Can I use Cologuard if I have hemorrhoids, menstrual period or blood in the stool?
Cologuard should not be used by those who have or may have blood in their stool due to actively bleeding hemorrhoids, menstruation, or other existing conditions, as this may result in a false positive result. Please discuss your overall screening plan with your healthcare provider to determine what is right for you.
https://www.cologuardtest.com/faq/he...blood-in-stool

Another reason you really need to stop providing inaccurate advice in this thread
 
Old 05-15-2019, 04:00 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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This thread isn't about living into the 90s. It's about answering OP's question

GO get your COLONOSCOPY!
LOL, she's probably aged out of the USPSTF''s recommendations for screening colonoscopies, whether or not a person has ever had them. I think the recommendations go for people up to age 75.

There are advantages to stalling, I tellya!!!!
 
Old 05-15-2019, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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The prep isn't fun but the actual colonoscopy is not the big deal some make it out to be. Get it done. The one day of inconvenience prepping for it is a small price to pay should it turn out to be cancer. One of my brothers put off getting his 1st one at 50 and at 53 found himself with cancer and two major surgeries that could have been avoided had he just gone when he was supposed to.
My husband's doctor wanted him to have a colonoscopy at age 50 but my husband wanted to wait and the doctor reluctantly agreed (as my husband did not have any symptoms). At age 52 my husband was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. Months of chemotherapy, three surgeries and multiple, multiple hospital stays later my husband was finally cured. He was near death several times, missed months of work and lost 65 pounds from his normal weight (he looked like a walking skeleton). It took well over a year before he was mostly "back to normal" after the diagnosis and first surgery. The doctors said that it probably could have been diagnosed 10 years earlier with a colonoscopy (it would have been a tiny polyp at that time).

Get the colonoscopy.
 
Old 05-15-2019, 05:11 PM
 
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My husband's doctor wanted him to have a colonoscopy at age 50 but my husband wanted to wait and the doctor reluctantly agreed (as my husband did not have any symptoms). At age 52 my husband was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer. Months of chemotherapy, three surgeries and multiple, multiple hospital stays later my husband was finally cured. He was near death several times, missed months of work and lost 65 pounds from his normal weight (he looked like a walking skeleton). It took well over a year before he was mostly "back to normal" after the diagnosis and first surgery. The doctors said that it probably could have been diagnosed 10 years earlier with a colonoscopy (it would have been a tiny polyp at that time).
Get the colonoscopy.

My dad died of colon cancer. He was a doctor and got regular health checkups but he didnt ever want to have a colonscopy. He lasted 3 months from the time of his first symptoms and they were 3 horrific months that I wouldnt wish on anyone, even someone who advocates against colonoscopies.
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