Why does a dr. order a colonscopy?
I just got my blood test results and the dr. said I have low iron and referred me to get a colonoscopy . I am a 49 year old postmenopausal female with heavy menstrual bleeding. I am wondering why I got referred to get a colonscopy?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavorite Answer
In case you may also be losing blood from a bleeding polyp in your colon. Eat plenty of spinach to help get more iron into your system anyway.
- MissALv 71 month ago
You're supposed to get a colonoscopy around your age. They start at age 50, or earlier if you have a first-degree relative who had colon cancer.
You are allowed to ask these questions *of your doctor*.
- Mr. CoronaLv 61 month ago
Just get it, I got my first one at 40. My dad died of colon cancer and he would have lived a lot longer is he had a colonoscopy at 50. Just one word of advise. Buy baby wipes to use as toilet paper the day of the purge. Trust me.
- MatthewLv 61 month ago
it's a routine test when you get up and ears and a way for them to make a couple thousand dollars real quick by putting something up your butt