Are they checking for IBD? The reason why I ask is that they can do other tests first before the colonoscopy that may rule out the need for a colonoscopy. They can do a fecal test to check for blood. They can do a CT scan which is basically an xray. I am doing an indium scan in next week (mine is not to diagnose, rather to pinpoint the severity of my inflammation of my UC). Colonoscopy is the best way to diagnose since they can take tissue biopsies however I understand you are at a greater risk. I would definitely talk to your doctor about
other possible options.
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