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Well just got back from the hospital from getting a bumm bumm thing agggghh
Seriously it was easier than doing the shit swab sample check, when I went down to the post office to send it away I said to the attendent "I got some shit to post" :ROFLMAO:
Not sure how it works where you are but here in australia when you turn 50 they send you a pack to test for bum cancer and they send it every 2 years i think.

Went in at 8am and went to sleep not fully under, woke up 30minutes latter jobs done too easy.
I was dry as a dead dingos donger when i woke up.

They cut 10 polups out and I have to do it again in 6 months the get the rest so it was really worth doing!!!

My bot bot is aand always been a oneway street if you know what i mean but I have no memory of what they did and I havent shitted out the doctors wrist watch out.

The nurses asked me if i was alergic to anything I said yes "work, and RUM cause everytime I drink it, it gives me a bloody nose :ROFLMAO:

I also told the nurses " you save one life your a hero, but if you save 100 your a nurse" sooo true.
Seriously get checked out guys and gals.
Post up any experiences if you want (y)
 
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Yep, just had my second wonderful experience with one after a three year break. Lots of fun all round for all involved.

Got to have another in a year so something must've concerned them. I'll find out when I go to the bum doctor's next appointment in a month or so.

Anyway, I would rather discomfort for a few days than getting bowel cancer.
 
Well just got back from the hospital from getting a bumm bumm thing agggghh
Seriously it was easier than doing the shit swab sample check, when I went down to the post office to send it away I said to the attendent "I got some shit to post" :ROFLMAO:
Not sure how it works where you are but here in australia when you turn 50 they send you a pack to test for bum cancer and they send it every 2 years i think.

Went in at 8am and went to sleep not fully under, woke up 30minutes latter jobs done too easy.
I was dry as a dead dingos donger when i woke up.

They cut 10 polups out and I have to do it again in 6 months the get the rest so it was really worth doing!!!

My bot bot is aand always been a oneway street if you know what i mean but I have no memory of what they did and I havent shitted out the doctors wrist watch out.

The nurses asked me if i was alergic to anything I said yes "work, and RUM cause everytime I drink it, it gives me a bloody nose :ROFLMAO:

I also told the nurses " you save one life your a hero, but if you save 100 your a nurse" sooo true.
Seriously get checked out guys and gals.
Post up any experiences if you want (y)
We have a govt funded smear program here in Manitoba, too. I sometimes wonder if they use the same format for election ballots.
 
8 reasons why you should get one.

1. A colonoscopy is painless.​

Yes, the tube goes exactly where you think it does. But you won’t feel a thing.

Colonoscopies employ monitored anesthesia. You’ll be given medicine through an IV that will keep you comfortable, virtually pain-free and unaware of the procedure.

A nurse anesthetist will administer the medicine and watch you intently—monitoring your heart, breathing and blood pressure—for the duration of the procedure, so the doctors can focus on the colonoscopy.

The only soreness you might feel after would be associated with your IV site, but that typically doesn’t hurt, Dr. Futch says.

You might pass gas with some startling force for a couple of hours after the procedure. This is normal and not painful.

2. A colonoscopy is quick.​

It’s recommended you take the whole day off work to recover from sedation, but going and getting a colonoscopy only takes about half a morning. (The actual procedure can take as little as 15 minutes.)

At UNC Specialty Care at Goldsboro if you are healthy and without bowel symptoms, you don’t have to have a consultation and then go through the process of scheduling a separate appointment. You can meet your doctor and have the procedure in the same short session.

3. Forget what you’ve heard. Colonoscopy prep is NOT. THAT. BAD.​

People like to talk about the unpleasantness of colonoscopy preparation. But over the past 15 years, colonoscopy preparation has been improved and refined. The truth is, it’s not that bad anymore.

Doctors use split prep, which means you drink a prescribed laxative that will cause diarrhea for a couple of hours, starting around 7 p.m. You should be done around 10 p.m. and able to get some rest. Then, in the morning, you take the second half of the laxative. You’ll need to visit the bathroom with some urgency, but it shouldn’t be as intense as the previous evening, since the majority of your fecal matter will have been flushed out.

Then—boom—you’re done and ready for the quick procedure. Plus, you’ve perhaps finished a crossword puzzle or two? Good job!

But seriously, proper preparation is the patient’s end of the bargain. After all, this procedure might save your life. It’s the most effective when prep is done as directed.

4. You’re not necessarily too young for a colonoscopy.​

Guidelines call for colorectal cancer screening starting at age 50 if you’re at average risk. If you’re at increased risk, based on family history of colon cancer or other factors, you’ll want to start earlier, typically at age 40. No matter your age, if you have blood in your stool, weakness and fatigue, or a major change in your bowel habits, talk to your doctor. Recent research from the American Cancer Society found a sharp rise in colorectal cancer rates among adults in their 20s and 30s; in fact, a person born in 1990 has double the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer compared with people born in 1950.

5. There are alternatives, but colonoscopies remain the most effective, long-term option for colon cancer screening.​

There are screening methods besides a colonoscopy, but none comes with as many advantages. For one, a colonoscopy usually needs to be repeated only every 10 years if results are normal. Some other methods, like flexible sigmoidoscopy (a similar procedure that looks at only part of the colon and rectum), must be done every five years. A double-contrast barium enema involves putting barium in the rectum and taking X-rays; it, too, must be done every five years. With these and other alternatives, if a polyp or suspicious mass is found, a colonoscopy will be ordered to follow up. Long story short: Might as well start with the colonoscopy.

And watch out for those at-home colon cancer screening stool tests. Some people are tempted to try fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) because they think the colonoscopy prep and procedure are far worse than they actually are.

At-home colon cancer detection tests are highly sensitive for cancer only when you already have the disease. Colonoscopies detect precancerous lesions and prevent them from growing into anything detectable by a home stool test.

If you do a FIT test or fecal DNA (Cologuard®) test (which can be pricey and require repeat testing after the first one), and it detects cancer, you’ll need a colonoscopy anyway.

6. Colonoscopies can find more conditions than just cancer, and you might feel better as a result.​

Colonoscopies also detect the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Both are inflammatory diseases of the intestines. Identifying them early helps reduce the long-term damage they can do, including scarring and bleeding in the colon, malnourishment, pain and intestinal blockages that require surgery. These diseases also might increase risk of colorectal cancer.

Diverticulosis is a condition that arises when pockets form on the inside lining of the colon. Finding diverticulosis early allows doctors to make suggestions for simple dietary changes, such as eating more fiber, that can prevent the condition from ever causing painful symptoms. If left unaddressed, the pockets can become inflamed and infected, leading to painful complications.

7. Having a colonoscopy is not as embarrassing as you think.

The procedure is typically done in the endoscopy unit at Wayne UNC Health Care and all the patients are there for gastrointestinal care. In other words, everyone is in the same boat.

Yes, everyone is there to have something done that may feel embarrassing. But you can relax—this is regular, everyday work for the clinical staff that will be taking care of you. So don’t worry.

Also, the anesthesia will help you relax, it will be over before you know it, and did we mention it is a virtually painless procedure?

8. A colonoscopy could save your life.​

Last but not least, right? Colonoscopies save lives. Lots of them.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the removal of cancer-causing polyps during a colonoscopy reduces the chance of death from colorectal cancer by 53 percent.

Ultimately, a quick, easy and safe colonoscopy just might save your life.

If you’re 45 or older or have symptoms of a bowel disorder, talk to your doctor about scheduling a colonoscopy. You can schedule one at UNC Specialty Care at Goldsboro.
 
I'm 78 and have had three of them over the last 20 years or so. The first session discovered a dew polyps, which the doctor removed, and the last two have been polyp free. So, I think I'll be good to go for the next five years, if I live that long. Meanwhile, i'll continue to eat what I want and enjoy my daily pipes, beer, and some wine.
 
I have had many of these procedures done, I have Celiac disease. I usually have to have it done every 2 years.Sadly,many people don`t understand that this test is very important!
 
Last one I had, I was given the option of anesthetic or "Battlefield acupuncture". Since I'm scared of needles I chose the latter option. Was awake the entire time. Didn't feel a thing but the needles going into my ear and those were just a little pinch for about 1/3 of a second. I even got to watch the video of "up my butt" on the big screen TV with the Dr as he did the procedure.
When it was over, I got dressed and drove home.

https://www.research.va.gov/currents/0821-Battlefield-acupuncture.cfm
 
This should scare you. First two colonoscopies age 50 and 55. Pretty normal results. Next one at about age 65 and the times they were a changing. Exam discovered 60, that’s six zero, polyps. Procedure had to be divided into several sessions. Following that little adventure, I’ve had all sorts of genetic testing with no markers showing up for predisposition. Now I have an annual exam and I’m producing 6 to 8 polyps per year. I was once chatting with my doctor that did that initial exam and made kind of a passing comment that I honestly considered that he had saved my life. He kind of got this look on his face that…wow here was somebody who finally said thank you for the right things. That’s one exam I’m glad I didn’t miss.
 
This should scare you. First two colonoscopies age 50 and 55. Pretty normal results. Next one at about age 65 and the times they were a changing. Exam discovered 60, that’s six zero, polyps. Procedure had to be divided into several sessions. Following that little adventure, I’ve had all sorts of genetic testing with no markers showing up for predisposition. Now I have an annual exam and I’m producing 6 to 8 polyps per year. I was once chatting with my doctor that did that initial exam and made kind of a passing comment that I honestly considered that he had saved my life. He kind of got this look on his face that…wow here was somebody who finally said thank you for the right things. That’s one exam I’m glad I didn’t miss.

Yep a bit of crapping through the eye of a needle whilst prepping and generally being fine the next day and you've potentially saved a life.

Yours

And holy moly BH, that's a lot of polyps.
 
This should scare you. First two colonoscopies age 50 and 55. Pretty normal results. Next one at about age 65 and the times they were a changing. Exam discovered 60, that’s six zero, polyps. Procedure had to be divided into several sessions. Following that little adventure, I’ve had all sorts of genetic testing with no markers showing up for predisposition. Now I have an annual exam and I’m producing 6 to 8 polyps per year. I was once chatting with my doctor that did that initial exam and made kind of a passing comment that I honestly considered that he had saved my life. He kind of got this look on his face that…wow here was somebody who finally said thank you for the right things. That’s one exam I’m glad I didn’t miss.
wow blacky thats a lot mate, you must be producing some pretty poetent fretiliser growing that many ;):LOL:. I commented the same to my doctor recently on another matter and she kind of smiled and said something like thats what I do :LOL:
 
I have been getting colonoscopies every five years because there is a family history of colon cancer. Had one a couple of months ago and they found three polyps that turned out to be precancerous. Now I have to get the procedure done every three years.
 
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