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45 is the new 50...
Posted by: jardster
Date: August 20, 2021 07:28AM
... not in terms of clothing, or cars, or relationships.

We are talking Colonoscopy!

Serious for a moment... it is now recommended that adults start getting a screening colonoscopy at age 45 (previously it was 50), even in the absence of any symptoms or risk factors.

I have no symptoms and have no major risk factors, but on Wednesday I went to have my first colonoscopy at age 47, and they found cancer. I meet with the surgeon next week, and hopefully, it'll just be cutting it out and no further treatment and full recovery.

BUT... had I waited until I was 50, the cancer would have grown substantially and the outcome much less certain.

So, go call your PCP and get referred to a GI doc to get one when you turn 45, or if you have been putting it off. The prep for the colonoscopy isn't fun, but it beats surgery or dying.

And when the colonoscopy is negative, celebrate with hookers and booze!



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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: August 20, 2021 07:48AM
Wow! I'm glad the colonoscopy/biopsy detected the cancer early on (relatively). Here's hoping the surgery goes well for you, and you are clear for the rest of your days.

Live long and prosper!



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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: deckeda
Date: August 20, 2021 08:17AM
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jardster

... And when the colonoscopy is negative, celebrate with hookers and booze!

So does this mean with a negative result you could call in different hookers, who specialize in that area?

Either way, here's to a good outcome.
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: STL
Date: August 20, 2021 08:54AM
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 20, 2021 09:05AM
.....they said this on a morning show.....that the age to get went from 50s to 40s.......but some insurance plans have issues covering before 50 because it is not 'necessary'......



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/20/2021 09:29AM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: August 20, 2021 09:28AM
Wishing you the best possible outcome.
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: August 20, 2021 09:40AM
Good luck with your procedure. You're still fairly young. I feel you will do well and bounce right back.



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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: August 20, 2021 11:24AM
Best wishes to you!!
I guess I’ll have to consider this sooner than later.
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: rz
Date: August 20, 2021 11:33AM
Good luck.

I had a severe case of diverticulitis at 51 which went septic and resulted in me having my entire sigmoid colon removed. Had to have a colonoscopy as part of the reattachment surgery and thankfully they said I was good for 10 years. Weird part was that because it was medically necessary, my insurance didn't cover it. If I had just gone in for one for preventative reasons, they would have covered it. To me, that makes no sense whatsoever.
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 20, 2021 12:20PM
Good luck!

My last one was two years ago when the surgeon nipped several polyps in the bud. Next one is next year. Only other one was at 59. Now age 71 and doc says 40% of his patients my age have some polyps.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: kj
Date: August 20, 2021 12:58PM
Holy cow, good luck! I didn't think my colonoscopy was bad at all, even the stuff you drink, etc. So there's almost no reason not to get one. I had to tell my GP I wanted one. Apparently he was not paying attention. So speak up. They don't care about you like you do.
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: Tiki2000
Date: August 20, 2021 01:25PM
After your colonoscopy, I would highly recommend NOT eating any red velvet cake for a few days...
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 20, 2021 03:28PM
....don't eat beets.....



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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: August 20, 2021 03:29PM
I did the poop in a bucket option.
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: August 20, 2021 03:36PM
.....like chicken.....in a bucket.....??



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/20/2021 03:36PM by NewtonMP2100.
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: wave rider
Date: August 20, 2021 03:59PM
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S. Pupp
Wishing you the best possible outcome.

What S. Pupp said succinctly.
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: samintx
Date: August 20, 2021 04:04PM
Best of luck !
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: JoeM
Date: August 20, 2021 04:20PM
Glad you found it. Good luck and hope you have a positive outcome.



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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 20, 2021 04:35PM
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Tiki2000
After your colonoscopy, I would highly recommend NOT eating any red velvet cake for a few days...

Tell us how you know?
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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: qdog2
Date: August 20, 2021 06:22PM
I was in my late 40s when I got my first colonoscopy and had to have one every 3 years because they find 8 to 15 polyp everytime.



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Re: 45 is the new 50...
Posted by: rgG
Date: August 20, 2021 06:46PM
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Lux Interior
I did the poop in a bucket option.


Hmmmm, I think there might have been a better way to phrase that. Lol





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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