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    stormchaser59 posted:
    anyone heard of a young adult female age 25 needing a colonoscopy?
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    brunosbud responded:
    Usually, once past 50 is normally when doctors begin scheduling a colonoscopy but if an individual had multiple Colorectal Cancer High Risk Factors and a family history of cancer or a Fecal Occult Blood Test detected blood in the stool sample, I'd think that would warrant a look-see regardless of age.
     
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    schmantzer responded:
    Yes, my daughter had a colonoscopy back when she was just 20 or so, and in college. She ended up being diagnosed with Crohn's disease. I later had a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Crohn's patients are at high risk for that. She's currently 31 and has symptoms like I had at 37. She keeps her Crohn's in remission with a plant based, mostly raw diet and supplements. I am doing the same diet to prevent a recurrence of my cancer..
     
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    bbbaaammm responded:
    Yes, people younger than 50 can get colon cancer. If her doctor suggested a colonoscopy, I would advise her to have it done. It is probably embarrassing to a 25 year old, but something could be wrong and needs to be checked out.


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