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COLONSCOPIES. Doctors recommend them. Your thoughts? 5 months 1 week ago #3966766

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senile1 wrote:

Woody wrote: I had one a number of years ago but now my fake doctor wants me to poop in an envelope and send it away to the lab.





My understanding is the "poop in a box" is recommended for those of low risk. My family has a history of cancer, my mother had colon cancer, and I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008, which turned out to be something else, and periodically I have to have one and because I am considered high risk, they would not have me do the "poop in a box" thingy. Another note, the "poop in a box" really only suggests if you should have a colonoscopy.



They look for blood in your poo and if found, then a colonoscopy is recommended. Mind you, if you have "piles" you might often get blood in your poo. So do not automatically think you have colon cancer, but best checked out.
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Dennis 2 wrote: bad night before them


Yes, because you are given at home a very strong laxitive, and told to drink water, which makes that laxitive work more, so you don't get much sleep the night before.

I had a colonoscopy in 2012, after a bleed. I had that dreadful laxitive the night before and was still passing poo the next morning so couldn't take the 2nd laxitive or i would have been unble to attend.
I was told I had to have a general annesthetic before the colonoscopy. A light one, but still a general annesthetic. Well, I wanted out of that hospital as soon as possible after that colonoscopy, so I told them I would NOT have the annesthetic, but would use Yoga breathing.
I have been practising Yoga since 1984, so I can by using the Yoga breathing tecnique kind of do a self typnosis. I told the nurse that I could hear her at all times but might be a bit slow answering.
I felt NO pain, one nurse at my right side, one nurse at my left side, you have to be tuned over on your side part way through the colonoscopy. Doctor who was doing the colonoscopy was at my bottom (literally :lol: as one would expect). Doctor found a couple of polyps which he said he would remove. You do NOT feel anything when polyps are removed. Doctor said he didn't find anything else, and he would send the polyps to the lab to be tested, and if I DID NOT hear from them, then the polyps were not to worry about.

So I had a good result. They never did find what made me bleed, but I have IBS so it may well have been connected to that.

I am writing this, in the hope that it helps someone feel better about going for a prescribed colonoscopy. I did not feel anything. Hated the laxitive night before and that is all.
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Keeper wrote:

senile1 wrote:

Woody wrote: I had one a number of years ago but now my fake doctor wants me to poop in an envelope and send it away to the lab.





My understanding is the "poop in a box" is recommended for those of low risk. My family has a history of cancer, my mother had colon cancer, and I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008, which turned out to be something else, and periodically I have to have one and because I am considered high risk, they would not have me do the "poop in a box" thingy. Another note, the "poop in a box" really only suggests if you should have a colonoscopy.



They look for blood in your poo and if found, then a colonoscopy is recommended. Mind you, if you have "piles" you might often get blood in your poo. So do not automatically think you have colon cancer, but best checked out.




Pretty sure I just said the same thing, what they are looking for in the stool sample is the reasoning for giving / not giving the subject a colonoscopy..
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As per the Thread title “COLONSCOPIES. Doctors recommend them. Your thoughts?”

Not sure if this is referring to colonoscopies for routine screening or for diagnostic purposes?
Do Doctors in USA recommend them for routine screening?
Or are we talking screening for people with higher risk levels?
Or diagnostic colonoscopies when patients present with symptoms?

Here in England, our NHS do not use colonoscopy for routine screening - that is done by FIT testing (blood in poo test)
A colonoscopy is only offered if a FIT test is positive or if you have symptoms for which a colonoscopy may be appropriate.

I think you maybe could have a screening colonoscopy if you paid a private medical practitioner - you could also pay for a “virtual colonoscopy”, which is actually a type of CT Scan which can examine your bowel without any invasive camera. Neither process is completely without risk, so I wouldn’t agree to have one unless I thought there was a good reason to.

I have had a diagnostic colonoscopy about 10 years ago, after my GP referred me to have one following a sudden rapid weight loss and blood tests which suggested a possibility of bowel cancer.
I was a bit apprehensive beforehand, not knowing what to expect, but I found the whole process was pain-free and quite interesting.
I can’t recall having any sedation and I remember being fascinated to follow the camera on a screen above me, on its journey through my bowel, which fortunately looked very pink and clean and healthy.
I was very relieved when the Specialist told me that I had a very healthy bowel and there was nothing there to cause any concern. I got the impression that the Specialist thought my GP should not have referred me - but I am glad she did - better safe than sorry!
Since then, I have been content to rely on the FIT tests, which are sent through the post every two years.
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Any procedure my doctor recommended for me
I would definitely take my doctor’s advice including a colonoscopy.
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Medicine in the USA leans heavily towards maintenance and prevention, it's cheaper than treating.For high risks patients there are screenings for everything from mental/ emotional/ dementia / to home safety to patient safety..... the list goes. Because I have a family history of cancer I receive periodic colonoscopies to prostate.....
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senile1 wrote: Medicine in the USA leans heavily towards maintenance and prevention, it's cheaper than treating.For high risks patients there are screenings for everything from mental/ emotional/ dementia / to home safety to patient safety..... the list goes. Because I have a family history of cancer I receive periodic colonoscopies to prostate.....

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I have never had one, nor would i look forward to the time I have to have one. But if I did need one, I guess I would have to as part of any treatment or health screen.
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I scheduled one yesterday for Nov 21 plus an MRI and Endoscopy.
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