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Can a colonoscopy be repeated at the age of 39?

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I'm 39 years old, is it a time for me to get colonoscopy? I had one 11 years ago because of IBS.
Posted Sat, 16 Aug 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Klerida Shehu 2 hours later
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Yes,can schedule colonoscopy by this year...

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Hi there,

Yes, you can schedule your next colonoscopy by this year. Usually, colonoscopy is advised after 40 years and older. If you had a previous history of IBS, you should schedule colonoscopy by this year.

Hope it answered to your queries! Let me know if anything unclear!
Dr.Klerida
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