Colonoscopy

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by nimrod, 28 May 2016.

  1. nimrod

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    I went for one recently and they found a very large polyp, 60 cm's in dia. It was a messy thing to have cut out and I had a lot of bleeding afterwards.
    This thing was pre-cancerous thank god but couldve changed anytime.
    I had no symptoms just a routine colonoscopy, can I urge anyone on here over 50 to go for regular colonoscopies, and get any polyps removed, bowel cancer is a major killer here in Oz, in fact with all the processed foods the western diet consists off, its becoming a bit of an epidemic.
    I'll be having another one in 2 years.
     
  2. taleofbluehalves

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    Not pleasant but it'll save your life. Glad you found it when you did. Hope you make a good recovery nimrod.
     
  3. Yaya_Tony

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    I'm only in my thirties and had a few. Glad you got the all clear mate
     
  4. ob

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    Glad got clear mate
     
  5. the plasterer

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    im in on tuesday for mine, more to do with my crohns disease but needs doing, glad your ok nimrod
     
  6. oakiecokie

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    Good shout nimrod and glad to hear that all went well for you.On a similar note I have my blood checked every 6 months for prostate and I know its not always 100% proof,but better safe than sorry as you say.
     
  7. west didsblue

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    60cm diameter!! That's as big as a football!

    Actually it's the size of a space hopper. Are you sure it wasn't millimetres?
     
  8. oakiecokie

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    They kept the polyp and threw nimrod away.
     
  9. nimrod

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    Oh Jesus I meant 6 cm haha
     
  10. malg

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    Did you request the colonoscopy or did your GP refer you?
     

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