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Barstools
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Atlanta
Member since Jan 2016
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
I'm 34. I was having GI issues so they did a colonoscopy to rule some things out. I had 6 precancerous polyps. They said if I had waited until 50 like most people I probably would have lost sections of my colon.

Congratulations on not having a colonoscopy, yet.


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marty
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Ponchatoula, LA
Member since Jul 2004
85 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
I was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in December 2018 at the age of 53. I had not had one yet. My doctor said insurance pays for people to get one at 50 but studies now recommend getting one at 40. I wish I would have gotten one at 50. Please don't put it off.


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Popths
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Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2016
2599 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
50 and had another at 53 and 58


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AUCE05
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Member since Dec 2009
33372 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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Sponge
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Member since Nov 2018
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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Talk to your doctor for his opinion but I would say 50 is a good starting age

50 without a family history, 45 for African Americans

Then every 10 years after that

If you have a sibling or parent who has been dx with colon cancer, recommend 10 years before the age at diagnosis of the youngest relative or at age 40 years, whichever comes first.

All of this comes from the colorectal cancer screening guidlines for average-risk individuals from the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer (2017)

LINK


habz007
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2007
2044 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
I’m 38, and I absolutely plan to get one at age 40.

I’ve seen too many recent cases of individuals in their 40’s (and early 40’s) with no history being diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer.

3+ decades of suboptimal diet/nutrition, food ingredients, preservatives, and additives, etc... who knows what that’s really doing in our intestinal tracts (myself included).

It’s not a gamble I’m willing to take. 40 for me.


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rich4pres
Tennessee Fan
Knoxville
Member since Dec 2016
6376 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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Same here. PSA every year and... the other way as well. So far, so good.

Good. There is really no reason whatsoever for every male over 40 not to get tested. It is so easy.


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SSpaniel
Memphis Fan
Germantown
Member since Feb 2013
27802 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
Can't you put some poop in a box and mail it in and they check you that way?


Warheel
Member since Aug 2011
1539 posts

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


This

49 for me. Crohn’s blows


MBclass83
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2010
7233 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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mdomingue
LSU Fan
Lafayette, LA
Member since Nov 2010
11744 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
five zero


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ksayetiger
Wisconsin Fan
Centenary Gents
Member since Jul 2007
56857 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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Got a free one as a gift for my college graduation at 21




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Sponge
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2018
2281 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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Can't you put some poop in a box and mail it in and they check you that way?

Let me call and ask

Hold on...


Eta: They said no
This post was edited on 11/8 at 4:12 pm


jcaz
US Space Force Fan
Laffy
Member since Aug 2014
7294 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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I don’t mind them. Prep sucks but I shite all the time anyway. And it’s a nice little nap.


HermanBoone
LSU Fan
The Chuck
Member since Aug 2013
644 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
My mom died of colon cancer at 42. Diagnosed only 8 months prior.

I’m 26 so I’ll get one before 30.


Ricardo
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re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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SoFla Tideroller
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South Florida
Member since Apr 2010
19018 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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MardiGrasTexan
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Grapevine, Texas..from Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2005
4113 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
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Then every 10 years after that


Depends on if they found anything the first time. It's every three years for me because they found two precancerous polyps. Some folks have to go back every 6 months. It just depends on the outcome.


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ecb
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Member since Jul 2010
6194 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
Enjoy the cancer


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Yewkindewit
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Near Birmingham, Alabama
Member since Apr 2012
15913 posts

re: How old we you when you got your first colonoscopy?
50 and every 5 years since. I have one coming up in early Dec.


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