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Old 09-20-2021, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default TBH PSA: Get your dang colonscopies done!

The recommended age is now 45... Don't put it off because you are worried about the procedure or the pep. I got mine done at 51 after my colon perforation and it was a piece of cake. They have made big strides in the liquid you take to start the process and you are waking back up after its done before you know it. I put it off and put it off because I didn't want to deal with the prep. Plus the sleep during the procedure is the best nap you will have had in a long time..

Fortunately I was lucky in that I only had a few precancerous polyps. Several of my family and friends haven't been that lucky recently. Because of this I am asking you all to get it done! Early detection is the key and we aren't getting any younger.
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:17 PM   #2
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Got to get it done. Dang it.
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:18 PM   #3
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Yes sir. Easiest thing to do and one of the easiest cancers to detect/eliminate if caught early.

The stories of past years gone by and explosions to clear the area are no longer. On my last one, two separate drinks required a rather quick visit to the toilet, but done and gone.

Easy peasy. And I DO like the short acting anesthesia they use now days...very little post-op grogienss (sp).
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:19 PM   #4
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Great advice. I had my first one done in my mid 30s because of stomach issues. They found some polyps, so it was good that I had it done at an early age. It really is no big deal to get it done.
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:20 PM   #5
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I agree....
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:25 PM   #6
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Yes sir. Easiest thing to do and one of the easiest cancers to detect/eliminate if caught early.

The stories of past years gone by and explosions to clear the area are no longer. On my last one, two separate drinks required a rather quick visit to the toilet, but done and gone.

Easy peasy. And I DO like the short acting anesthesia they use now days...very little post-op grogienss (sp).



Yes sir on all counts....Piece of cake on the prep and post procedure recovery.
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:26 PM   #7
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I get it once a year. No biggie.
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:27 PM   #8
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Have to get one every 3 years now because they find polyps on every exam. I'm 76.
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:28 PM   #9
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I have my consult in a few weeks, wife had hers done about a month ago. Seemed like it wasn’t that big of a deal, and agree with all the above.
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:30 PM   #10
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I’m actually having it done in 3 weeks. I’m 44 and having some stomach issues. I pray that it is not the C word.
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:34 PM   #11
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I have my consult in a few weeks, wife had hers done about a month ago. Seemed like it wasnít that big of a deal, and agree with all the above.
Yeah but women are tougher than men. Only saying that because I've now been in the delivery room twice. Thank God it wasn't me pushing is all I can say LOL
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:38 PM   #12
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I've done it once and due for another.......

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Old 09-20-2021, 03:41 PM   #13
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Got to get it done. Dang it.



Getrdone hand...we need you around the CFB thread for a long time...



When you are done in that waiting room waiting to fart to get to go home, you will be shaking your head, asking yourself, what the hell was I waiting on?.... or scared of in my case....

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Old 09-20-2021, 03:46 PM   #14
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Waited until I was 60 to have mine done and should have done it sooner, there's nothing to it.
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:53 PM   #15
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Got my first at 60, clean as a whistle. No polyps, nothing. Went this year for my visit and my doc said we are good to 70 because of my last exam and family history. Thankful.
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Old 09-20-2021, 03:59 PM   #16
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Scheduled for nest Thursday. Been 10 years since my last one. Fun night Wednesday.
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Old 09-20-2021, 04:11 PM   #17
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Thanks for the PSA, SMART

Got my first one done about 5 years ago. No issues and doctor told me I should be GTG for 10 years before I need another one.
It was easy to do and the prep wasn't bad at all. Just about the time I thought, "Hey this stuff's not working on me, the (brown) dam broke!"

I'll prob get another in 2022 or 2023, just for my own peace of mind.
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Old 09-20-2021, 04:18 PM   #18
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I'm due for my next one... Thanks Jason for the memory jog... My first one was the old style prep... I said never again after that one... Then 5 years later things had changed a LOT! No big deal now... There's no excuse not to go git-er-dun...
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Old 09-20-2021, 04:19 PM   #19
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I die for my next one at 67. Been free and clear all my life thank God. Years ago my f in law told me the doc found “an angry polyp” in his colon. I told him I’d be angry to if I was stuck on your colon! Stay on top of it fellas!
I do em out of my garage for $50.00. Use a funnel and a flashlight.
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Old 09-20-2021, 04:20 PM   #20
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I'm due for my next one... Thanks Jason for the memory jog... My first one was the old style prep... I said never again after that one... Then 5 years later things had changed a LOT! No big deal now... There's no excuse not to go git-er-dun...
New prep???

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Old 09-20-2021, 04:24 PM   #21
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Thanks for the PSA, SMART

Got my first one done about 5 years ago. No issues and doctor told me I should be GTG for 10 years before I need another one.
It was easy to do and the prep wasn't bad at all. Just about the time I thought, "Hey this stuff's not working on me, the (brown) dam broke!"

I'll prob get another in 2022 or 2023, just for my own peace of mind.
Will your insurance pay for that. Mine pays every ten years.
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Old 09-20-2021, 04:25 PM   #22
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Yes...Suprep. Tastes like grape pedialyte and then you mix the small bottle with water....then chase it more water........then again 4 hours before the procedure.



Directions at bottom here.

https://www.dhaendoscopy.com/docs/Suprep.pdf



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Old 09-20-2021, 04:26 PM   #23
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Yes...Suprep. Tastes like grape pedialyte and then you mix the small bottle with water....then chadse it with another



Directions.

https://www.dhaendoscopy.com/docs/Suprep.pdf


Oh wow. That gallon of lemon water stuff was ugly!!!!

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Old 09-20-2021, 04:42 PM   #24
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Oh wow. That gallon of lemon water stuff was ugly!!!!

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Yep, Instead of heading to the toilet, I just stayed in the shower and "pee'd" out my arse, then showered. It was better than sitting on a toilet constantly
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Old 09-20-2021, 04:51 PM   #25
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I get it once a year. No biggie.
Like I said: It's once a year for me as I'm in a high risk group. I don't mind the fast, but I hate drinking that prep stuff. Just the thought makes me gag.
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Old 09-20-2021, 04:59 PM   #26
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Done 6 weeks ago and on a 2 year schedule.
A piece of cake chopped out polyps and all is good, no cancer.
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Old 09-20-2021, 04:59 PM   #27
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Been putting mine off and will probably go get mine done after the 1st of the year.
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:02 PM   #28
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How much does the procedure cost?
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:07 PM   #29
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I got mine done 3 yrs ago and he said see you in 10 years afterwards. Age 65, I have a lot to look forward to, lol.
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:08 PM   #30
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How much does the procedure cost?
If itís a screening then I believe itís 100% covered by your insurance.
Mine is diagnostic and I have to reach my deductible ($1300) before insurance kicks in. Doc charges $271 for the procedure. $250 for anesthesiologist. The surgery center were it is being done charges $1318. Other cost could be for a pathologist (if biopsy is taken).
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:13 PM   #31
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Get your ladies on the program as well.
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:14 PM   #32
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Got my first at 60, clean as a whistle. No polyps, nothing. Went this year for my visit and my doc said we are good to 70 because of my last exam and family history. Thankful.
You are blessed!

My family has big history of colon cancer.
So I have had several done. Due for another
Hate the prep, love the short nap and flat stomach !
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:16 PM   #33
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The one thing you never want to hear from your colonoscopy doctor is, ďYou have cancerĒ. Iíve had the misfortune of hearing these words. Fortunately, I get colonoscopies done every five years. Mine was caught early enough that with radiation, chemo, and surgery Iím now cancer free.

Another thought, be careful with the commercials you see on TV about sending a stool sample to be analyzed. if you get a positive result, the next step is a colonoscopy. Many health insurances will not pay for a colonoscopy after diagnosis by the stool sample. They pay for one or the other, not both. Get the colonoscopy, itís much more reliable.
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:21 PM   #34
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Had one done last year (38) due to some gastric issues. Removed some polyps and dr said come back in 3 years to check. Was not bad, was embarrassed at first then got over it once I woke up and started ripping them and the nurse said “ that’s what we needed”
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:24 PM   #35
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I had my first one at 40. The recommended age at that time was 50.

If I had waited though I wouldn't have made 50. It's too easy and colon cancer is the ONE cancer you can actually stop from ever happening.

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That's gonna depend on your insurance. I can attest that mine is anything but fully covered.
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:27 PM   #36
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Got my first one at 50 and was cleared until I hit 60 to get the next one. No big deal.

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Old 09-20-2021, 05:32 PM   #37
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Great reminder and it's not as bad as most think. Had my first one done at 22 and have had 2 more since then. 35 now and found polyps on the last one.
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Old 09-20-2021, 05:40 PM   #38
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Had mine done last month, found and removed a couple of polyps, will have to have it done next year. But the procedure is nothing to be anxious about. The prep I used was in pill form. Took 12 pills at 5pm then the next at 11pm. Itís too easy to have it done then to risk having cancer later on.

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Old 09-20-2021, 06:10 PM   #39
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Got it done last year at 43 (family history) after procrastinating due to prep and the actual procedure. Removed 2 polyps and came back negative. Used the Suprep above and wasn’t bad at all. The nap was great and woke up ready to go. Good to go for 5 years.

Don’t put this off!
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My wife has one scheduled this Thursday. I'm still waiting for a call from the hospital for me. Nearly 67 and this will be my first. Sure hope I didn't wait to long.
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Old 09-20-2021, 06:22 PM   #41
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Had mine down some years back. Really very simple. Clean as a whistle, and come back in 10 years!
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Just jam that ivermectin tube up there as a deterant just don’t use the same tube ya brush ya teeth with.
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Old 09-20-2021, 06:31 PM   #43
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Having a family history of males on my Dad's side going back to his father, uncle, and grandfather, I have to stay on top of it. My first inspection was at 42 yoa just after my grandfather passed of colon cancer. No polyps for me last Nov. But had some the time before. Next visit in Nov 2023.



This is mostly a preventable and survivable cancer, if caught early. Don't let your ego get in the way of doing what's smart and what's right.


And nobodys to young to get colon cancer. Just ask Chew.

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Old 09-20-2021, 06:36 PM   #44
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Man it's been awhile

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Old 09-20-2021, 06:41 PM   #45
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Iíve got a regular doctors visit tomorrow. Guess Iíll ask about it....


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Old 09-20-2021, 06:42 PM   #46
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I had my 6th one done last month. clipped a few polyps and good to go for another few years.
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Old 09-20-2021, 07:27 PM   #47
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My Dad passed at 56 due to Colon Cancer, it was a 4 year battle. I wish he would have gone in sooner, it may have saved his life. Iím 44 and about to have my 4th. Theyíve removed polyps every time.

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Old 09-20-2021, 07:42 PM   #48
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Got my first one done at 55 this year, luckily all was perfect and I don’t have to go back until 60.
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Old 09-20-2021, 08:16 PM   #49
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Just jam that ivermectin tube up there as a deterant just donít use the same tube ya brush ya teeth with.
Don't forget the zinc, it needs to be a combo.
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Old 09-20-2021, 08:19 PM   #50
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The Suprep was not bad at all . Had it done at 46 & again at 51. My next one is at 61.
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