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Salty Dog
1 minute ago, sugbu777 said:

I do this every year, and just finished my annual for this year. Been negative every time. I keep putting off the Colonoscopy until they tell me its absolutely necessary.

Just remember that colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers.  It's also one of the most treatable as long as it's detected early enough.

Colonoscopy is considered the gold standard because it is the only test that can identify and treat polyps in the entire colon. Further, if a polyp is detected during screening, it often can be removed and biopsied at that time, eliminating the need for additional procedures. 

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sugbu777
7 minutes ago, Salty Dog said:

Just remember that colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers.  It's also one of the most treatable as long as it's detected early enough.

Colonoscopy is considered the gold standard because it is the only test that can identify and treat polyps in the entire colon. Further, if a polyp is detected during screening, it often can be removed and biopsied at that time, eliminating the need for additional procedures. 

Thanks for your concern. Appreciate it. I try to put off surgery (any surgery) if not necessary as I almost died after my last one in January 2016. I do not recover well and post op usually triggers my heart issues causing me to end up in ICU for a week or more.

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Headshot
4 hours ago, sugbu777 said:

Thanks for your concern. Appreciate it. I try to put off surgery (any surgery) if not necessary as I almost died after my last one in January 2016. I do not recover well and post op usually triggers my heart issues causing me to end up in ICU for a week or more.

Maybe you should check out the virtual colonoscopy. It is as accurate as the regular colonoscopy without them sticking anything inside you. It is performed using a CT Scan machine. They only have to do the regular colonoscopy if they find something during the virtual colonoscopy.

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sugbu777
57 minutes ago, Headshot said:

Maybe you should check out the virtual colonoscopy. It is as accurate as the regular colonoscopy without them sticking anything inside you. It is performed using a CT Scan machine. They only have to do the regular colonoscopy if they find something during the virtual colonoscopy.

I'll ask Naval Hospital Guam if they have that capability. Thanks.

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I am a colonscopy specialist having had had at least 5 in the last 20 years. I would recommend Dr. Lou Di Angelique Limquato on the 3rd floor of Chong Hua Medical Arts. Just had one using her last year. I chose no sedation and the entire procedure was painless.  She is a great doctor speaks flawless English and does a really good job. If a woman doctor is not your cup of tea I can recommend Dr. Rody Go on first floor of Chong Hua Medcial Arts. I have used him also. Cost depends on sedation or no sedation.  From php 14,000 to php 39000.  But for the prep do not use fleets phosphor soda. I has been banned in USA as it can cause kidney failure. I use the ducolax / miralax prep which is taken with gatorade and is no problem to take if you like gatorade.  You can google this  prep and the miralax can be obtained from Amazon.   Prep is no problem to take. my 2 centavos

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Dafey
 

I am a colonscopy specialist having had had at least 5 in the last 20 years. I would recommend Dr. Lou Di Angelique Limquato on the 3rd floor of Chong Hua Medical Arts. Just had one using her last year. I chose no sedation and the entire procedure was painless.  She is a great doctor speaks flawless English and does a really good job. If a woman doctor is not your cup of tea I can recommend Dr. Rody Go on first floor of Chong Hua Medcial Arts. I have used him also. Cost depends on sedation or no sedation.  From php 14,000 to php 39000.  But for the prep do not use fleets phosphor soda. I has been banned in USA as it can cause kidney failure. I use the ducolax / miralax prep which is taken with gatorade and is no problem to take if you like gatorade.  You can google this  prep and the miralax can be obtained from Amazon.   Prep is no problem to take. my 2 centavos

Cant remember the names but the stuff they gave me the first time I had to drink a glass every ten minutes then after an hour it kicked in and I sat on the throne for another hour. Then I had to do it again. The stuff tasted awful and would gag a maggot!!!

The second time they gave me something that I drank once...not too bad a taste and the plumbing started to roll in about an hour.

I don't know what options they give you today but I'll die of cancer before I do the drink every 10 minutes crap again...

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samatm
 

I am a colonscopy specialist having had had at least 5 in the last 20 years. I would recommend Dr. Lou Di Angelique Limquato on the 3rd floor of Chong Hua Medical Arts. Just had one using her last year. I chose no sedation and the entire procedure was painless.  She is a great doctor speaks flawless English and does a really good job. If a woman doctor is not your cup of tea I can recommend Dr. Rody Go on first floor of Chong Hua Medcial Arts. I have used him also. Cost depends on sedation or no sedation.  From php 14,000 to php 39000.  But for the prep do not use fleets phosphor soda. I has been banned in USA as it can cause kidney failure. I use the ducolax / miralax prep which is taken with gatorade and is no problem to take if you like gatorade.  You can google this  prep and the miralax can be obtained from Amazon.   Prep is no problem to take. my 2 centavos

Good info.  Thanks so much.

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