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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 m tn I am 36 years old. Long history of chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain and other IBD type symptoms. Currently being tested to rule out Crohn's. Had colonoscopy a couple days ago, and while my doctor didn't find evidence of Crohn's/IBD, he found two polyps in my left (descending?) colon. He said they were approx the size of the bed of his finger nail...(1 cm?) or so...and he removed them and sent them to pathology.
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 f tn My question is can i get a colonoscopy if im a virgin? And without telling anyone im 21 so and i dont have an insurance does anyone know how much it will cost?
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 I also am having problems finding info on polyps found in young adults. I am 31 and 2 years ago was having problems with some blood in my stool, ignored it for a couple of months then went and had a sigmoidoscopy done. They found 2 small polyps (benign) which is good. But I am not sure when to go back to get tested again.
Avatar m tn m sorry to hear about your loss. My dad died from colon cancer at a young age, way too young. Your comment about keeping an open mind is important as well as getting as much info as possible. The GI doc in my hospital must have got tired of my colonoscopy question since she let me watch several in the GI lab. Now I know why so many people hate Versed for conscious sedation. Amnesia or not, that patient's screaming bothers me.
Avatar f tn After a colonoscopy how soon do you have a bowel movement? Is it "normal" for 5 days to pass?
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 hi my dad died colon cancer when he was 54, my brothers where told to have colonoscopy when they 35 a nd then every other year, for women its 40. i have colonoscopy booked for 14 th may. i have had left abdominal pain lot of gas etc for couple of months but thankfully no bleeding if you have no symptoms 35 should be fine. im 37.
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
Avatar m tn I asked my father if i should go in and ask for a colonoscopy, but he told me i was to young to bother. any input? im a bit of a hypochondriac, my symptoms are listed in the first question i asked "beer,work and blood" i did not mean for my first question to sound like a joke.
Avatar m tn Is doing a colonoscopy very painful? How does it feel ?
Avatar m tn I am a 42 year old male about 50lbs over weight and I have been working with my doctor since 2/09 to address Accelerated High Blood Pressure. I continued to have symptoms of Accelerated High Blood Pressure after being prescribed an aggressive medication regiment. I was then referred to a Internal Medicine Doctor who changed/reduced the proscribed medications. During a office visit we discussed abdominal discomfort I had been having.
Avatar m tn Do you have any family history of colon cancer? Have you had colonoscopy? If you don't get a satisfactory answer, insist on colonoscopy.
Avatar m tn Saw a doctor today who has refered me for a colonoscopy in the next couple of weeks. I am very anxious about it. Have a young family and all that entails. Appreciate some insights.
Avatar f tn with my age and me being a female my risks are lower then if I were a male and that a colonoscopy was totally up to me but that if he did the proceeder and found something he would be shocked. so i put it off. Well, like i said the other nite i was up all nite hurting it almost feels like trapped gas and constipation CHRONIC at that. I took at laxative tonite and used the bathroom a little.Wat do you suggest?
Avatar f tn Hello, im a 22 year old female with the great that I may be experiencing colon cancer. 5 months ago I had a very large blood clot in my left leg. Not long after that I started experiencing very severe abdominal pain and low back pain. At first I thought it had to do with my reproductive system but had an exploratory laparoscopy done and everything is fine.  After the surgery most of my family think is all in my head.
Avatar n tn To my knowledge I have no family history of colon cancer or polyps- my dad passed away at 43 from leukimia, my mom is 57 but has yet to get a colonoscopy. I do have some abdominal tenderness up near my rib cages but nothing severe.
Avatar f tn Is it common for people younger than 40 to get diverticulitis or colitis? I'm possibly going to have a colonoscopy done in the next few weeks and I'm only 26. My regular doctor mentioned that it could be diverticulitis.
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 f tn Hello, Very sorry if put this in the wrong forum. I'm 25, have had IBS or what I thought was IBS for years until now the consultant at the hospital now believes it is colitis or bowel cancer (yay). I was meant to have to have a colonoscopy a couple of weeks back, but I put it off as I'm far too petrified of having a colonoscopy. Can't work out whether it is because of the actual procedure, results or both! Do I really need a colonoscopy?
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with Diverticulosis but I have not been able to get a colonoscopy. (Financial reasons) I have severe stomach pain and have dark purple and sometimes bright red blood in my stool. My stool is never normal. It comes out like pebbles and it looks like it has a layer of fat/oily or clearish white substance that incircles each pebble. I have had hernia surgery and have had 2 feet of intestines removed. Could you give me some insight please before I go to another Dr?
Avatar f tn It began with severe burning pain in my lower right abdomen that would come and go and was made worse with pressure. I ended up having a barium enema and a colonoscopy in 2005, with inconclusive results. Most recently, I have had intermittent upper and lower abdominal pain and left flank pain. I am fatigued and feel weak at times, and I have had loose stools for 5 months and have experienced mucus, bloody stools, narrow stools, and black stools.