Colonoscopy age

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1949068 tn?1449628519 For instance, I had my first colonoscopy done at age 16. I would recommend talking to your doctor/a gastroenterologist to decide if you should get a colonoscopy. They will most likely automatically check for polyps and cancer during the colonoscopy.
Avatar m tn s going on. Given my age, and a clean colonoscopy and blood tests, I realize it is very unlikely I have a tumor, but it's something that it always in the back of my head. Thanks so much for the reply, I'll get a second opinion right away.
Avatar m tn Hi Zalue, Screening for cancer is a controversial topic. In the case of colorectal cancer, many screening methods are used. These include fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), double contrast barium enema Xray, endoscopy (sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy), Imaging Computed Tomography Colonography (virtual colonoscopy), stool DNA testing etc. For the average risk population, the screening recommendations are as follows (starting at age 50): 1. FOBT annually or 2.
212161 tn?1599427282 I had general anesthesia (completely unconscious) during my colonoscopy because of my age, and it went just fine. I have also had sedatives for endoscopies and this also usually went fine.
Avatar f tn In my case, my dad died at age 50, and his cancer was found postmortem. I should have been tested from the age of 40. I had my first test at age 46, and by then I already had a stage 3 tumor. The more we learn about colorectal cancer, the more evident it becomes that education and screening are key. Keep getting tests, and be sure your children are tested early. Colon cancer is preventable with early screening, and very treatable with early detection. Good luck.
1506428 tn?1290113504 I have been on Remicade for about four years and recently the effects seem to be diminishing.So, I went in for a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. They found three small polyps in my cecum (1-2mm) and one mid-sized polyp in my mid ascending colon (6-8mm). Also, there were large discontinuous areas of inflammation in my ascending and descending colon with large amounts of adherent mucus. They removed all of the polyps and took tissue samples for histology and virology (they are testing for C.
Avatar m tn Colonoscopy is still the best tool for examining the large intestine. Because of the age I would ask the GI if he is healthy enough to endure the test.
Avatar m tn I work in a university-affiliated hospital, so getting any tests is easy. The doc doing my physical recommended a colonoscopy; which I scheduled but when they found out that I had a bad (really bad) reaction to Versed during dental surgery they had me reschedule with a CRNA for diprivan instead of Versed. This wasn't possible because I'm allergic to eggs (therefore allergic to propofol).
Avatar m tn active consumer of red meat during his 5 years as a professional football player. My father had a colonoscopy at the age of 43, and a few benign polyps were detected and removed. Also, my grandfather (on my father's side) died from colon cancer at the age of 70. For the past 20 years my father has had a clean bill of health after having several colonoscopies. After a doctor's visit, a specialist recommended I get a colonoscopy, now.
Avatar m tn I recently had a colonoscopy to determine the source of minor bleeding. The source was minor internal hemorrhoids. But as a side finding the doctor found two (6mm and 7mm) sessile serrated polyps in my transverse colon. I am terrified. Does this put at super high risk of colon cancer since I am so young and there were two? She said I should come back in 3 years for another colonoscopy, but I am concerned that I should come back sooner.
Avatar f tn WEll I finally went to a colon and rectal dr and he did some lighted scope just looking at rectal area, and he said he saw nothing bad at all, but wants me to have a colonoscopy to figure out why I have red in bowel movements. Sometimes its streaked red and other times its maroonish looking and other times theres like maroonish clots in it. Sometimes well only like once there was a small purplish maroonish) clot on toilet paper, so I am really scared about colon cancer at my age.
Avatar f tn If you have a first degree relative (parent, child, sibling) with colon cancer, you should begin having screening colonoscopy when you are 10 years younger that the age at which that realtive was diagnosed. For example, my father died at age 50 and his colon cancer was diagnosed postmortem. That meant I should have begun having screening colonoscopy testing at age 40. I did not know this, and did not have a colonoscopy until I had symptoms at age 46.
Avatar f tn I'm a 31 year old female. I had a edg and colonoscopy. The EDG showed gastritis, as for the colonoscopy They found 8mm sessile hyperplasty and one 20mm sessile adenoma polyp. (20mm like wow, they kept saying rare..unusual during explanations) They said when I awoke after procedure, that day could have saved my life. I agree, it's nearly impossible to find info on sessile polyps that size for my age. Doctor is suppose to go into further detail on my follow up appointment nov.1st.
Avatar m tn I saw my primary physician who found some lower left abdominal tenderness, prescribed Amoxicillin and referred me to a colorectal surgeon for a colonoscopy. The colonoscopy is scheduled for next week. My primary feels this is Diverticulitis but the surgeon just spoke about removing polyps if they were found during the colonoscopy. I am concerned that this is colon cancer.
280234 tn?1532986249 I was wondering if any other young adults have been diagnosed with colon polyps? I'm a 34/f who was recently diagnosed with a 1.1 cm "Tubulovillous adenoma" during a colonoscopy (was seeing blood/mucous in stool for about 6 months). The lab report came back that it was benign, and my GI doctor said follow up with him in 3 years. From what my GI doctor told me, and what I've read about these, they are considered precancerous. Following up in 3 years makes me nervous.
Avatar n tn I agree with the above post. Because of my young age when I was first diagnosed, I didn't have a colonoscopy. In fact, I didn't hear about getting the test done 'til I was much older.
Avatar m tn I am scheduled for colonoscopy in two days but have started passing blood in my stool, should I continue with the procedure or put it off to a later date? The bleeding problem has been on and off for the past few years but has recently gotten more regular. Blood loss is usually heavy resulting in anaemia. I am a 65 year old white male who has never been seriously sick in his life until two and a half years ago when I had a mild heart attack. I am concerned that colon cancer may be in my future.
Avatar n tn t occur or because most people my age in general do not undergo colonoscopy screenings and therefore would never know they may exist? Everything is about people over 40 or 50 having polyps. Doesn't it seem somewhat reasonable though that if a 50 year old is found to have a polyp or two that maybe they have been growing there for the last 20 years, especially if they are large? I am told that polyps grow very slowly.
Avatar f tn You can also try the library for books to read or have him read that might help him understand. Otherwise my advice is since age 7 is the developmental age when children can concept such things as death and not before this age can they ever truly understand permanance, I would just be simple, direct and gentle. But be honest as age appropriateness allows. I would tell him that the drs want to take a look inside of belly and take pictures and be sure that everything is doing well in there.
Avatar f tn My GI doc has recommended a colonoscopy for me. I have severe bloating. Alternating BMs. Lower back pain. Stabbing pains on the left side. I do NOT have weight loss or blood in my stool (so far as I know). I am tired a lot. I thought my problems might be gynological- but after a TVUS and bloodwork, the doc confirmed that all is well there. I had an upper endoscopy last year. I have GERD. But my stomach was fine. Should I have a colonoscopy?
Avatar n tn My understanding of the virtual colonoscopy (thinking of having one myself instead of actual colonoscopy) is that it cannot see very small polyps and of course if there is one it CAN see you'll have to follow up with an actual colonoscopy. But if there is a facility within reasonable driving distance, the virtual colonoscopy is supposed to be excellent. If there's a growth large enough to block your intestine it will be seen.
Avatar m tn What is the risk of bowel damage from over inflation during a colonoscopy? How can this occur?
Avatar n tn Hey there, I am 33, had blood and mucus for about 2 years and I finally went 3 weeks ago and had colonoscopy and they removed a adanoma polyp which is a precancerous polyp which could eventually turn into colon cancer so do yourself a favor and just demand a colonoscopy and get it done and over with and get a piece of mind. It is really very easy. please keep us updated.
Avatar f tn He suggested I see a GI doctor and possibly have a colonoscopy to rule out anything else but he reassured me that he did not feel this was cancer due to my age, the fact that I have no other symptoms, and due to me having so many hemorrhoids. I am terrified that this is some kind of late stage colon cancer since I let it go so long assuming it was just hemorrhoids. What is my risk factor for colorectal cancer? I a 38 year old female in good health.
Avatar f tn Since I had my period now and am anxious to get the colonoscopy, I started googling to see if having menstruation during a colonoscopy is a problem and started coming up with information indicating my bleeding may be caused by intestinal endometriosis. As a teenager I had VIOLENT reactions to getting my period -- including vomiting diarrhea constipation hot/chills near fainting etc. I also have a family history of uterine cancer.