If your doctor refuses to do a colonoscopy, then you likely do not need one. If a colonoscopy is not indicated, then your doctor may refuse to do one, as they are not without risk and shouldn't be done unless indicated. Everyone should have a colonoscopy after their 50th birthday, and some people with other risk factors will need one earlier than that. Follow-up colonoscopies are done depending on the findings of your first colonoscopy.
- Q What happens before a colonoscopy?
- Q How can I prepare myself for a colonoscopy?
- Q How is a colonoscopy performed?
- Q Why do I need a colonoscopy only every 10 years?
- Q What is the preparation for colonoscopy?
- Q How much pain will I feel during my colonoscopy?