Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 10/24/2008 4:55:05 AM (GMT-6)
I am thinking about having a colonoscopy these days. My last one was about 5 years ago and it was normal. My GI wants me to have another colonoscopy now, as it will be fully covered by my insurance.
The goal is to detect early sign of colon cancer. But how about "false positive". Eight years ago, my former GI ordered blood work for me (at a renowned hospital in Boston). They said the results showed I had hepatitis B, which later turned out to be "false positive". I was very shocked and angry at that time, but I did not file a law suit against the doctor, since he apologized to me.
The thing I do not like it is because of the colon preparation procedure and the possibility of a "false positive". Hey, congratulations, they found "dysplasia" in your colon!
Diagnosed with CD in 1994;
In 1994 I was treated with Pentasa of no avail. Have being treated with Chinese herbal medicines for over 10 years.
Next time I am going to ask for a yearly pill cam.