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Colonoscopy and no bleeding from colon. when would be an appropriate time for me to check up colonoscopy ?

If I don t have any Lower GI bleeding such as blood in stool or black stool, should i be reccomended to have colonoscopy ? If not, when would be an appropriate time for me to check up colonoscopy ?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Jun 2010
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The first question is family history. Does anyone in your family have colon cancer?
The second is your age. If you are over 45 to 50?

If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then proceed to have the exam
Answered: Tue, 15 Jun 2010
General & Family Physician Dr. Kamal A. Perera's  Response
If you have a family history of Polyps in colon , you have to get it done , or if you are having altered bowel habits , passing stool with mucous , having sensation of incomplete evacuation then also you have to undergo colonoscopy.
Answered: Sun, 23 Oct 2011
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