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Do Mem Lder Tjab. 80 Still Get Colonoscopies?

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Posted on Sat, 3 Sep 2022
Question: Do mem lder tjab. 80 still get colonoscopies?
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,
Yes you can go for colonoscopy.
A night before you would be given a liquid to clear out your bowel.
After that colonoscopy would be done.
You have to be empty stomach during the procedure.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (9 hours later)
My question is. - is it standard medical practice to have men over 80 get colonoscopies the same way as men in their 60s get colonoscopies.
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (2 days later)
My question is. - is it standard medical practice to have men over 80 get colonoscopies the same way as men in their 60s get colonoscopies.
Asked by Me , 2 days ago
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (38 hours later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
No nothing is standard In medicine.
But yes after a gae of 60 colonoscopy should be done once every 5 years to find out anything wrong.
But again this is for prophylaxis...As prevention is always better then cure.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (6 hours later)
Just trying to verify how old a men becomes before they stop periodic colonoscopy. Or do they do this the man’s entire life.. For example, it does not seem reasonable to be doing colonoscopies at age 90 or 95. Can you comment on this
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (40 hours later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello again,
If person is in good health at 90 or even 100 colonoscopy can be done every 5 year.
Thank you
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Do Mem Lder Tjab. 80 Still Get Colonoscopies?

Brief Answer: Yes Detailed Answer: Hi there, Yes you can go for colonoscopy. A night before you would be given a liquid to clear out your bowel. After that colonoscopy would be done. You have to be empty stomach during the procedure. Thanks.