Gastroenterology Community
Colonoscopy
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Colonoscopy

Am I too young to get one? I'm 32. I heard you have to be at least 40 and up? Most women I've heard get one after their Hysterectomy. I don't know why? I guess maybe there is a connection in maybe issues that can/will come up? Which I had my Hysterectomy Nov. 16, 2011. I already have IBS problems. So should I mention to my doctor to check for polyps, cancer, and/or etc? Any advice will be helpful!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Welcome to the gastroenterology community!  The usual recommendation is that everyone should start getting colonoscopies at age 50, even if they don't have any gastric problems.  If you are having GI issues then a colonscopy should be done earlier.  For instance, I had my first colonoscopy done at age 16.  I would recommend talking to your doctor/a gastroenterologist to decide if you should get a colonoscopy.  They will most likely automatically check for polyps and cancer during the colonoscopy.
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Welcome to the gastroenterology community!  The usual recommendation is that everyone should start getting colonoscopies at age 50, even if they don't have any gastric problems.  If you are having GI issues then a colonscopy should be done earlier.  For instance, I had my first colonoscopy done at age 16.  I would recommend talking to your doctor/a gastroenterologist to decide if you should get a colonoscopy.  They will most likely automatically check for polyps and cancer during the colonoscopy.
Blank
1949068_tn?1343327765
Thank you very much for your input and now I know what I need to do form here. I certainly did not way that long down the line! Lol! Like you said, since I already have GI problems? Might as well get it done and over with! I then can be worry free.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Whether or not you should get a colonoscopy now depends mainly on your symptoms and you should talk to your doctor about this.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
cnoevl21
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
fntn
MI
329165_tn?1438213357
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
me_just34
1530171_tn?1418143903
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Tatin109