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    Californiawoman posted:
    Do I need a colonoscopy? I have no gastroenterological symptoms, eat little junk food, no elimination problems, am 74, with atrial fibrilation, taking anti-coagulant meds. I had a sigmoidoscopy over ten years ago, no problems, but was not on the medication then. Is this screening wise?
     
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    Anon_88392 responded:
    I am not knocking any of the other folks in this chat section, BUT, unless they personally know your medical history and have a shingle they can put out, are a doctor, I would say this is a bad place to ask for full medical advice. You can safely get good examples and stories of what other people have gone thru, but, sound medical advice - I'd recommend at least calling you doctor on questions like that. There used to be a doctor that followed along here too but we lost that option a while back. G'luck on your decision.


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