Have you had a colonoscopy?

Yes. 71% 194 votes

No, and I'm 50 or older. 11% 31 votes

No. I'm younger than 50 with no family history. 13% 36 votes

No. I'm younger than 50 but have a family history. 3% 9 votes

270 total votes


irvan moore 6 years, 1 month ago

i did when i turned 62 a few years ago, it was a scary thought but the doctor and nurses made the process itself easy.

trinity 6 years, 1 month ago

It was a little scary, the unknown; but like beatnik said-the doc&nurses were great, and the process wasn't nothin' but a thing! The day before, however-the fasting&the prep stuff (ugh!) was kinda the pits. Had to have a huge cheeseburger soon as I was released to go home after the procedure, lol.

kernal 6 years, 1 month ago

I had mine when I was in my 50's and good thing I did! I think everyone should seriously consider having one when they hit 40, especially if you've been a smoker. Fifty used to be the age they were recommended, but considering the number of colon cancer cases for people under 50, I think that theory went out the window a few years ago.

Abdu Omar 6 years, 1 month ago

Yes, I had one at the VA about 2 months ago and what a pain in the butt. They did a nice job as I don't remember a thing. That is the best way.

George_Braziller 6 years, 1 month ago

I've been the designated driver five times for people who have had a colonoscopy. It's a bit funny working that part of it.

Chat, chat, chat, chat. Get them some something to eat, back home and none of them have ever remembered any of it. The giant bloated dead opossum by the side of the road was one extensive conversation that never happened.

Karrey Britt 6 years, 1 month ago

Good comments. Hopefully, these will encourage folks to get one. This community just lost lifelong resident Gary Saathoff to colon cancer. He was only 47. Not sure if he had a screening or not.

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