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    I had one at 50 and the next at 55. I was glad when the doctor said I could wait until 65 for the next one. The procedure is nothing but the prep sucks. My 20 year old daughter has already been through two of them.
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    Heck yes, get checked. You don't want to become a statistic.

    Kaiser-Permanente (pretty much a CA only medical foundation) uses the doo-doo test as a screening. It's free, so there's no excuse for not sending in your sample. If the stoolie shows something, then they do further testing, I assume the scope job.

    It's a pretty easy, once a year kind of thing. I suppose the hard part for some would be reaching into the bowl to fish for the sample.


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    Quote Originally Posted by paulo57509 View Post
    Heck yes, get checked. You don't want to become a statistic.

    Kaiser-Permanente (pretty much a CA only medical foundation) uses the doo-doo test as a screening. It's free, so there's no excuse for not sending in your sample. If the stoolie shows something, then they do further testing, I assume the scope job.

    It's a pretty easy, once a year kind of thing. I suppose the hard part for some would be reaching into the bowl to fish for the sample.

    Well if you catch it before it hits the water, then you won't
    Have to fish for it!!
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    Glad everything came out fine for you!

    The prep is called GoLytely which is a sick and twisted euphemism for a combination of Go Violently and Go Constantly!!!!!!

    They make plastic catch pans for stool samples. They are nicknamed Nuns hat's because that's what they look like.
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    I still joke with my daughter whose a RN about blue Gatorade. I had one removed that was benign. For me it was not such a process as I went in about 3 years ago because I was anemic and had gotten very weak from that. They tested me inside and out for every thing an older guy needs to be tested for. Still think that that clear Gatorade with that blue stuff added was no fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckyBadger View Post
    But then again, if no primers did indeed have 9 pallets removed........ that had to hurt...
    I bet not as much as getting them IN there! And the splinters...Oh my! Glad to hear you're doin' better!
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    When your Doctor orders a lower GI, get the upper, too. While you're asleep they can do both procedures. In 2011, my lower was 100% clean, but my esophagus had cell changes that were one step, maybe 6 months, from becoming cancerous. Esophageal cancer is quick, you get dead in just a few months or a little longer.

    They sent me to VAMC Minneapolis, and the GI Doctors burnt the bad cells out with radio waves and surgically. All through an endoscope. 21st Century high tech for sure. No cutting me open, no scars. Once every 3 months for a couple years I went, got put to sleep, and they cleaned all the crap out. My last 3 yearly checkups have been clean. I'd have been dead in 2013 if not for the upper exam. You can't feel esophageal cancer until you're dying, it's very sneaky. I never felt or suspected a thing. I haven't had a cold since 1993, always healthy as a mule.

    When you go in for the lower GI exam, ask your Doctor to recommend an upper.
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    My doctors want me to stay alive not for my health but because I have paid so many 100,000s of dollars into their retirement plans.
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    I had my first one when I was 55, as others have said "OMG, Yuck", but it was clean and the Doc said he didn't need to see me until I was 65.
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    Mom's first was when she was in her late 60s. They found a couple of polyps that were pre- cancerous. She harped at her baby brother until he had one. He had cancer and had 2 feet of his colon removed. Together they got me to be checked. Only a couple of simple polyps.

    I was laying on the table on my side talking to the nurse anesthetist (?) and she told me the doctor just came in. I looked over my shoulder and he was 10 feet away washing his hands. She reached up and got the plastic manifold thing that had all the tubes coming out of it. I said, "I'll see you on the other side". She patted my butt and said, "NO, you won't". My head fell over and I was out.

    Like others have said. The prep was the worse part of it.
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