Two years ago I went to my doctor to get my regular physical exam. As a part of that exam he also sent me to have a colonoscopy. The results of the colonoscopy were good, I had no polyps. The specialist at the time said that I needn't return for 5 years for another colonoscopy. I've scheduled a reminder into my Outlook.com calendar to remind me of when I need to do a colonoscopy again.
Now zip ahead to today. New doctor. I struggle with hemorrhoids and am on the downside of a particularly nasty bout with them. I went to see the new doctor, because my hemorrhoids were being very painful and disrupting my life. She wants me to undergo stool sample test. I don't understand this. I told her about the colonoscopy of two years ago, of not having any polyps. Of the specialist saying that I needn't come back for another colonoscopy for another 5 years. Frankly, from my point of view it appears as though my new doctor wants the insurance money (since they'll be covering this expense), and I'm uncomfortable with that. My question is this, do you think there's any basis for her wanting to have a stool sample test done?View Thread
I use Muscle Milk after my workouts at the gym. Tomorrow (Wednesday) is my regular day for going to the gym. This week Friday I'm going in for a colonoscopy. According to the paperwork from the clinic I shouldn't eat (or I would imagine drink, too) anything with iron in it. I've checked the packaging of the Muscle Milk and it lists iron at 0.3 mg per scoop; I use 2 scoops, so it would be a total of 0.6 mg of iron. Is that too much?View Thread
I am scheduled to have a colonoscopy this Friday. I know that I am not to have certain things, like red meat and red vegetables, but how about other things? For example, may I have carrots? Or is everything from the broccoli family off limits? I take Amlodipine for my hypertension, and I know that I can continue taking that, but how about generic Claritin for allergies?View Thread