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Old 04-29-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Do I need to directly do colonoscopy or see my Gastroenteology first ?

I did colonoscopy on June 2007, the result was normal . But the doctor said he found two very small polyps and already removed them. The report didn’t mention about this point just asked me to do follow up colonoscopy in 5 years. I don't know
this asking because I was found two polyps or I am 60 years old person.
Now my doctor office already sent me a letter for scheduling this procedure. I like to know if I need to see my doctor first or just directly schedule colonoscopy. The reason I think to see doctor first is that I hesitate to colonoscopy even it had not made me any trouble yet. I knew it’s accident rate should be pretty low but I am not sure I need to do it every five years without seeing doctor ? I don’t know if the fecal occult blood test ( FOBT) can help me to decide or I have another choice ? but if I still need to do colonoscopy after doing FOBT because some doctors only believe scopy . I will do it directly . I still have some symptoms since many years ago but have no changed yet.

Thank you for your opinion.
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Last edited by efang; 04-29-2012 at 07:50 AM.