Colonoscopy under 40

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1949068 tn?1449628519 Am I too young to get one? I'm 32. I heard you have to be at least 40 and up? Most women I've heard get one after their Hysterectomy. I don't know why? I guess maybe there is a connection in maybe issues that can/will come up? Which I had my Hysterectomy Nov. 16, 2011. I already have IBS problems. So should I mention to my doctor to check for polyps, cancer, and/or etc? Any advice will be helpful!
Avatar m tn hi i am 23 about 3 yrs ago i had chronic diarhoae i had to be hospitalized because off severe cramps and weekness the doctor did a colonoscopy and said it was an infection now i started passing a lot off blood when i am using the toilet i had to be yet again hospatilized got some treatment but the blood is still there i really need some help to try and disgnose this thanking u in advance
568565 tn?1216785185 I am 37 yrs old. No history of colon cancer in the fam... However, recently one of my employee's husband went on a routine check up. They said since he is 47 he should have a colonoscopy... When he was done with that, he is now doing radiation and chemo... He has full blown cancer all over his pelvis... My gp advised with no history in my family, I am good to wait until I am 50 but if I did have a history of it, she'd recommend that I did it when I was 40...
Avatar n tn Why was it too painful for me to continue with colonoscopy despite being sedated I now have to have a barium ennema instead Im qyite dissappointed I have to go through the rig marole all over again
Avatar m tn Hi, I am not sure if this is the appropriate forum to write this under. For the past year I have had blood in my stool about 7 times. Ever since the first episode about a year ago, my stools have ALWAYS been thinner/looser with undigested food in them. I haven't had a regular BM for a year. I have had every blood test and stool test under the sun, as well as a abdominal CT scan, abdominal ultraound ( liver and GB fine) colonoscopy, and endoscopy.
Avatar m tn I met with a gastro doc, and he gave me a fecal occult test, which was negative. He said, despite my family history, I can wait until age 40 to get my first colonoscopy. He recommended a fecal test annually until then. Is this reasonable? Of course, my dad's doc told him to tell his son to get a scope right away, so I'm confused. I am in good health. I do have ongoing problems with non-bacterial prostatitis, which sometimes manifests itself as a very painful, dull ache in my rectum.
Avatar f tn cancer, ulcerative colitis, crohns. I have to have a colonoscopy. With my symptoms what is the likely outcome? Any ideas? I do not think it is cancer, there is no history of cancer, but I know nothing about crohns or UC.
1478992 tn?1287429445 Welcome to the gastroenterology community! Where did you get your information about the dangers of a colonoscopy and the 40% accuracy rate? Colonoscopies are very safe and are much much more accurate that other tests (like the camera pill or CT scan or barium enema). I see you live in the US and are 70 years old and in the US, everyone over 50 is supposed to get a colonoscopy even if they aren't having any symptoms.
Avatar f tn Having my third colonscopy. I had one eight years ago and I cannot remember feeling so nervous. I had a polyp the first time and it was benign. The second colonoscopy was fine. I'm having a difficult time with feeling hungry and waiting to take the prep this afternoon. I've already started having diaherra because of my nerves. Guess I need to unload and find support on here. Looking forward to hearing from anyone.
3986919 tn?1352125983 The doctor told me to call my brother and sister and tell them to have a colonoscopy asap. He also said my 3 children, when they turn 40 NOT 50 should have a colonoscopy. So to all you out there over 50 who haven't had a colonoscopy yet.....please go have one done. Trust me it is NOT as bad as it sounds!! And it could save your life!
Avatar n tn I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy on Monday and found out that the doctor suspect Barretts disease. I was extremely extremely extremely stressed out about it but luckily the biopsy is negative today. I was completely knocked out during the procedure. Now I can't have an erection at all. My questions is can colonoscopy cause total erectile dysfunction. I had sex with my girlfriend last Saturday, two days before the colonoscopy. Everything was fine.
Avatar n tn I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy on Monday and found out that the doctor suspect Barretts disease. I was extremely extremely extremely stressed out about it but luckily the biopsy is negative today. I was completely knocked out during the procedure. Now I can't have an erection at all. My questions is can colonoscopy cause total erectile dysfunction. I had sex with my girlfriend last Saturday, two days before the colonoscopy. Everything was fine.
Avatar n tn I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy on Monday and found out that the doctor suspect Barretts disease. I was extremely extremely extremely stressed out about it but luckily the biopsy is negative today. I was completely knocked out during the procedure. Now I can't have an erection at all. My questions is can colonoscopy cause total erectile dysfunction. I had sex with my girlfriend last Saturday, two days before the colonoscopy. Everything was fine.
Avatar m tn I am a 40 year old male and I have been having pain in my lower abdomen on my right side for over a year. It seems to be worse when my bladder is full. Sometimes the pain radiates to my lower back. I also have severe abdominal cramps and fatigue. I have had numerous blood tests done but nothing has come up with them. I am not sexually active, nor have I been for over 5 years. I have been tested for std's and I am totally clean.
Avatar m tn Every morning I wake up with a pain that runs from under my left rib cage over to my right rib cage and sometimes around to my back. It seems like when I get up and move around or have a BM the pain goes away. I have been to my GI doctor and he gave me a colonoscopy and said, I had diverticulitis. I also had a endoscopy and he said, I had acid reflux and Barrett's Esophagus.
Avatar n tn However, I would keep a close eye on this and consider visiting your doctor just to be on the safe side. Like Morecambie said, colon cancer is very rare in people under 40 but not unheard of. Are you having any additional symptoms such as narrow stools, unintentional weight loss, or abdominal pain?
Avatar n tn I had a colonoscopy. The anesthesia didn't work even though they gave me twice the normal amount. It felt like labor. When it was over they explained that the anesthesia didn't work because 3 of the meds I take counter act it. (I'd given them the complete list twice-I can only come to the conclusion that they didn't check my meds against the anesthesia or they would have given me the alternate anesthesia.) I was in discomfort for a week.
Avatar m tn hi m8, did you experiance rapid weight loss over couple weeks then it started to maintain??
Avatar f tn Once, two years ago, when they ran blood work for something else, my liver enzymes were elevated but when rechecked a week later, they were fine. I have lost about 40 pounds in the past 7 months, am extremely fatigued, have constant pain in my side (under my ribs; and have no gall bladder). I have been having a lot of diarrhea, nause, hair loss and most recently, some confusion. I had a colonoscopy as well as an endoscopy in May of this year, all tests were normal.
Avatar n tn Hello. I am a 40 year old woman, not overweight. I don't smoke or drink, and I take good care of myself. For over five years now, I've had on and off pain only on the left side of my abdomen. It is mainly on the upper side under my rib cage and can also wrap around to the back. Sometimes when I tense my stomach muscle and push on it where the pain is, it hurts, but not too bad.
Avatar f tn As you have posted your question on the colon cancer forum, I suppose that you fear that this may be the cause. It is highly unlikely because colon cancer is very rare under the age of ~40. I suggest that you type in rectal bleeding to google and click on to one of the many sites - the Medicinenet site is particularly informative. From the description of your condition it sounds as if the cause might be one of the minor conditions such as anal fissure, haemorrhoids etc etc.
Avatar m tn t listen to our questions when he just turned and walked out of the room. I WILL not be put under for the colonoscopy. If no doctor will do this procedure without anesthesia then I WILL NOT agree to having it done. Has other ever had this procedure without anesthesia?