i am in my early twenties and already had two colonscopies done and I am looking at my third in the next couple of months.
Basically they found a 3 cm polyp which I was lucky enough didnt turn malignant yet (doctor stressed on yet and said I was very lucky). So people dont believe that colon cancer only happens when you are 50, when in doubt get checked!
This was the biggest shock of my life as I am usually a healthy person.
What were your symptoms? Hope all goes well with you and good luck
celiac disease can be determined through a routine blood test. Your doctor must request it however. I had a 10 cm polyp removed in 2005 that was precancerous. I don't have to have another colonoscopy for 3 years. Generally colon cancer is slow growing. As far as a second opinion, I would definitely recommend it if you feel that your doctor is not covering all the bases. Ibs is an overused diagnosis in many cases. If you feel that you aren't getting the care you need then move on to someone else. I too have had to do the same thing. I was diagnosed with ibs even though I don't present with "typical" symptoms of ibs. I am now under the care of a great doctor who thinks my problem may be a condition called sphincter of oddi dysfunction. I will undergo further testing to verify this. I hope all goes well with you. Take care.