Do I Really Need a Colonoscopy?
I'm 41, female, no family history of colon cancer.
No real tummy trouble to speak of either, I'd say.
6 months ago, due to a med I was taking, I was very constipated. Developed hemmorhoids, and a fissure as a result. The fissure healed, but I developed a fistula over that area.
CRS said I need a fistulotomy (I'm fine with that part; whatever it takes to try & help stuff down there).
He said I may as well have a colonoscopy since I'll be "out"... I asked why he'd recommend that at my age; he said because of my reported change in bowel habits - but I had told him it was due to the meds.... Guess that didn't seem to register in his mind.
I am just against doing whatever a doctor says, no matter what.. you know?
Thanks for your opinions!