Colonoscopy thread Pt 2. OK I had one, so here is some info.

Discussion in 'Healthcare/Insurance/Govt Healthcare' started by MarathonMike, Aug 21, 2019.

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    After age 75 I don't have to get another one. The VA schedules you at age fifty and every five years thereafter. I had my 6th and last one in 2014. Piece 'o cake!
     
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    Why 75? I'm afraid I know the answer. BTW, I'm planning to live to 127. Does that matter to the doctors?
     
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    I don't think it has anything to do with age. I had some polyps my first one at age fifty. Nothing on the last five. I plan on living to age 125 and will probably be hung for rape. Go out with a bang.
     
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    I read somewhere that by then, it's too late.

    The tube up the backside is the most accurate.
     
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    Colonoscopies are a sort of traumatic medical test for folks as they get older. Having a doctor shove an Anal Probe deep up the butt can cause bleeding or other injuries and the chance of injury goes up in the very elderly.

    Of course, if an old timer is suffering from symptoms, a colonoscopy is a whole lot less disruptive than exploratory surgery. But for simply a "screening" test for folks in otherwise wonderful health, the adverse risks start to add up against it.
     
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    Yeah, stay away from doctors. Because they’re always finding diseases and stuff. What you don’t know won’t hurt you. And that goes to all those other Republicans to. Stay away from those doctors. Doctors are over educated and don’t really know anything. Trust me, you’re way better off not going to those doctors.
     
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    I agree in part, if we get socialized medicine, most people will be assigned subpar sawbones, who they'd be better off not seeing or listening. The top doctors will be taking care of the liberal overlord- the peons will get Witch Doctors from Africa or Haiti. That's the way it worked with Hitlercare in Germany. The common people had to see Dr. Joe Mengel. The elite like HItler himself had private doctors.
     
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    Could be but it is also dangerous for many. There were two here that they punctured their intestines when they did that. They never fully recovered. People should know their own bodies well enough to make that call for themselves.
     
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    I don't know what to think. I've had two in my life time. But that preparation.

    Drinking that stuff all day long, prior to "it".
     
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    During my first colonoscopy, I remember waking up during the procedure and watching the t.v. monitor as they were doing it.

    The plot line of the show was not all that engaging.
     

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