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At What Age Should A Male Get A Colon Exam?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2022
Question: at what age a male should get colon exam?
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It depends on many factors

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Examination of the Colon depends on many factors.

If there is a strong family history of Colorectal cancer or polyps, if there is prior radiation to the abdomen, personal history of Inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis etc., they should undergo examination even before 45.

If the above factors are absent, then Colon exam can be done after 45 years.

There are Stool-based tests, Colonoscopy which visualizes entire Colon etc for the Diagnosis of Colonic disorders.

Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions, I will clarify further.
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At What Age Should A Male Get A Colon Exam?

Brief Answer: It depends on many factors Detailed Answer: Hi, Examination of the Colon depends on many factors. If there is a strong family history of Colorectal cancer or polyps, if there is prior radiation to the abdomen, personal history of Inflammatory bowel disease like Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis etc., they should undergo examination even before 45. If the above factors are absent, then Colon exam can be done after 45 years. There are Stool-based tests, Colonoscopy which visualizes entire Colon etc for the Diagnosis of Colonic disorders. Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions, I will clarify further. Regards