when to have normal colonoscopies after colonectomy.

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   Posted 6/3/2008 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone, in March of this year(2008) i had part of my colon and part of my intestines removed. i do not have an ostomie bag. the surgeon was able to redirect my colon. I am Blessed to be alive.  my question is: when do you think a colonoscopy exam should be scheduled. i am having a debate with my pcp about this. any suggestions? thanks

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   Posted 6/4/2008 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
My surgeon wanted every two years and when I went through several without incident, my GI changed it to every three years.  But, I ended up having it all removed because of other issues.

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   Posted 6/5/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to Healing Well. I'm glad you're doing well after surgery. :-) I would think your gastroenterologist would be the one to decide how often you should be scoped. If you don't mind me asking, why did you need to have surgery?
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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