My girlfriend just had a colonoscopy today as her sister had colon cancer in the past few years - preventative and shie is fine.
Got me thinking. I had a colonoscopy about six years ago when I first started having symptoms but wasn't diagnosed yet. They "didn't find anything."
Prior to my recent hospitalization, they did a CT scan which showed 'nothing' and then two weeks or so, after severe D and throwing up bile, distended abdomen, yadda yadda, did a simple X ray which showed large bowel largely distended (it had completely shut down).
On Imuran and prednisone now.
Got me thinking though, at what point would it make sense to have another colonoscopy? Or is this only done every 10 years or so or if a doctor suspects a stricture, etc? Any info / stories would be appreciated.
44-single mom diagnosed with Crohn's 2004 via pill camera 6MP kicked into remission (along with modified diet) so went off in 2006.
2009/2010 acute flare and hospitalization - now on Imuran. Currently taking 55 mg prednisone.
Current problem - protruding thrombosed hemorrhoids (external as well as internal).
Fibromyaglia; migraines; herniated disks C5,6 and arthritis in neck; asthma; scolisis in back/arthritis.