Another question after my appt the other day....how often do most of you get colonoscopies?
My last one was normal - one small polyp - some tiny patches of inactive Crohn's - some slight narrowing in one tiny section. I had this done about a year ago, but my GI doc said I should schedule another one sometime this year! That seems really soon to me, especially since the last one was fine.
I'm all for being careful, but I hate the prep and it means a day off work, etc. Plus, most of my GI docs in the past said getting one every 3-5 years was sufficient. I also don't have any colon cancer in my family or anything. The GI mentioned that since I've had Crohn's for so long I should get them done more often, but just wanted to check in here....
Diagnosed with CD in 1989 - age 11
Resection surgery in 1997
Currently on Remicade - 10mg/kg, every 8 weeks
Take 1000iu of Vit D daily and B12 shots monthly