It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Bowel Disorders Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-20-2009, 07:29 PM   #1
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: FL
Posts: 1,207
BioAdoptMom3 HB User
What is the current recommendation for colonoscopy?

I thought the recommended elapsed time was ten years between colonoscopies, after age 50. DH had his first routine one yesterday (it went well and he got a good report). The only problem they mentioned was that he may not have been totally cleaned out like they prefer, so he probably should have another one in three years rather than the "recommened five" (though based on what the doctor saw everything looked good). The five jumped out at me. I didn't think that was the recommendation at all. DH has never had any problems, there were no polyps and there is no family history of cancer. So why would the doctor have said that? DH is going to ask his family doctor, but I thought I would see what your doctors have suggested first. Maybe it has recently been changed to five?



Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 01-20-2009, 11:35 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Charleston
Posts: 5,544
Harry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB UserHarry HB User
Re: What is the current recommendation for colonoscopy?


I think the time between colonoscopies after 50 yo is 5 years. As you know the examiner has to be able to see during the exam-- so it is very important to be adequately cleaned out prior to the exams.


Old 01-21-2009, 08:40 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 2,376
auntjudyg HB User
Re: What is the current recommendation for colonoscopy?

The GIs in my area recommend 5 years . . . whether one has had GI track problems or not.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Colonoscopy recommendation medved Cancer: Colon 3 11-12-2009 06:00 PM
Now what? luvbug412 Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 27 03-28-2009 12:11 AM
What would you guys do now in this position... please respond temera2 TMJ Disorder -TemporoMandibular Joint 1 01-28-2009 08:58 AM
What to expect? Prep on Sunday, Colonoscopy on Monday. alaska_free Cancer: Colon 45 01-08-2008 11:55 AM
New Doctor--I'm not sure what I think! darlindeb25 Thyroid Disorders 0 06-01-2007 07:10 AM
18yr old male seeking help on current situation... Teedus Cancer: Colon 4 08-24-2005 03:06 AM
What is the "best" Prep pgta5 Cancer: Colon 9 06-22-2005 10:21 PM
What do you do if you're taken off Coumadin for surgery? cb50 Blood and Blood Vessel 14 03-27-2005 11:16 AM
How's my current diet? bluehen94 Exercise & Fitness 7 02-20-2005 05:58 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:53 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!