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bad93ex
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
I don't see what the big deal is about getting a colonoscopy, my doctor was great and put both hands on my shoulders as he performed the exam.


SSpaniel
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Germantown
Member since Feb 2013
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
53, and for the last 3 years my doc has told me I need to get one. I suppose he's right. Doesn't mean I'll rush right out an do it, but I suppose he's right.

Nobody in my family on either side has ever had colon cancer.

Every single male relative (father, both grandfathers, EVERY single uncle on both sides and a few cousins), on the other hand, has had prostate cancer. I figure that's the one I ought to be worried about.
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MykTide
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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No rush Gump



Thanks, Dr Corndog. I'll rest easy.


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Bard
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
50. Just had my first one about a month or two ago (no problems, I'm good for another 500k miles).

The bad part was the prep. You're asleep for the procedure itself.
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4Ghost
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AL
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
60, they started on me at 50. Recommend another at 65.


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Esquire
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Chiraq
Member since Apr 2014
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
23. Had a kidney stone that didn't show on scans so doc thought it was something digestive.

The procedure itself wasn't bad. But the prep is terrible. No food the day before and you drink your weight in water/miralax.


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madmaxvol
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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frankthetank
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
I was confirmed when I turned 12.


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OysterPoBoy
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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My dad died from colon cancer, so my doc said I should get one around 45.


I think I’d go at 40 if I was you.


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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
Never


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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
I know 50 is the number. I waited till 59 and had no problem but a co-worker was diagnosed with colon cancer at 45. He appeared healthy as a horse.

Do it. It is no big deal.

I was shocked by the stats my doctor told me---20% of the population gets colon cancer.


SSpaniel
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Member since Feb 2013
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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I was shocked by the stats my doctor told me---20% of the population gets colon cancer.


You know, they could really drop that number way down if they'd stop testing for it. Like my grandmother used to say, if you go looking for trouble, you are certain to find trouble.
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TD422
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Destrehan, LA
Member since Jun 2019
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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You definitely want a GI doc that does it with propofol



I second this call...I had the generic, Diprovan I think...anesthesiologist told me to count to 10 then pushed the plunger. Almost got there, made it to 9. Woke up 45 minutes later and had no idea they shoved a beta cam up my arse.



SSpaniel
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Germantown
Member since Feb 2013
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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.I had the generic, Diprovan I think...anesthesiologist told me to count to 10 then pushed the plunger. Almost got there, made it to 9. Woke up 45 minutes later and had no idea they shoved a beta cam up my arse.


Um, seriously... is there any other way to do it?

Surely you don't have doctors that do it without, do you?
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Breauxsif
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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You can also get a virtual one,



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rich4pres
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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Every single male relative (father, both grandfathers, EVERY single uncle on both sides and a few cousins), on the other hand, has had prostate cancer. I figure that's the one I ought to be worried about.

Prostate cancer runs in my family too. Getting tested is really easy (blood test). Some communities will even do a free testing event once a year. I have been getting tested every year since I turned 40. I encourage you to do the same.


TD422
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Destrehan, LA
Member since Jun 2019
48 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
My brother, who's a few years older than me, told me his doc gave him the option of staying awake. I guess they would give you a local? I got no idea how that would work.


SSpaniel
Memphis Fan
Germantown
Member since Feb 2013
19538 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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I have been getting tested every year since I turned 40. I encourage you to do the same.




Same here. PSA every year and... the other way as well. So far, so good.


SSpaniel
Memphis Fan
Germantown
Member since Feb 2013
19538 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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I got no idea how that would work.




2 words. It Wouldn't.

"Sir, could you please unclench? If you don't unclench, we can't do this. No, really, you have to unclench. OK, knock him out."
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LSU Coyote
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Member since Sep 2007
24737 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
I've wanted one since 12.

33 now.

I've tried every year.


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