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  1. Sue Ellen Peters August 26, 2020 at 2:10 pm · Reply

    Had a colonoscopy 3 weeks ago, the prep hasn’t changed in Green Bay for 20 years.

  2. Gloria Picchetti August 26, 2020 at 2:29 pm · Reply

    Mine turned out fabulously but I have talked to others who won’t do it again.

  3. Adrienne Szulczynski August 26, 2020 at 3:34 pm · Reply

    I wanted to be cautious at my age, being a 29 year breast cancer and 4 year heart survivor so I asked about having a colonoscopy. My doctor sent me to a doctor who ordered the colonoscopy. I called my insurance and was told that the screening colonoscopy was covered by my insurance. During the procedure the doctor took polyps for testing. They come back negative but since he did this, the procedure was NOT covered as screening and cost me for the hospital, doctor and anesthesiologist! And now I am told that ALL my future colonoscopies will be considered diagnostic and not screening and I can’t afford them. Why can’t they be like mammograms and covered the same? You are told to be proactive with your health but them are charged.

  4. I have had several colonoscopy. I am put to sleep. Never had an issue. My doctor and his staff take the time to put me at ease.

  5. My sister died of colon cancer. It wouldn’t matter how bad the prep or procedure was, it is better than the alternative. Luckily the preps have changed over the years, I fall asleep as soon as they start, and I have the most wonderful naps the afternoon after the procedure. Don’t put it off!

  6. What is the length of time for an average colonoscopy?

  7. There is an ongoing health equity problem in this country. 50 years old is too late to screen for colon cancer! There must be a change!! Now!

  8. My grandmother had colon cancer. She ended up having her colon removed. As for me, I’ve had two colonoscopies to date. I just went to sleep, done. No problem.

  9. IMHO, the worst part is the prep the night before. My advice is to find a magazine, sit on the toilet and just let it happen in its own time.

  10. Can a person be hurt during a colonoscopy? Can the camera or tube puncture the colon? Has this ever happen?

  11. My brother in law had a colonoscopy and 2 days later was in so much pain went to the er and he had a bowel blockage! Is that common after a colonoscopy?

  12. I just want to point out the obvious, this man was 43 years old. Insurance does not cover a colonoscopy until age 50. More and more people are getting diagnosed with colon cancer at a younger age than 50. They are having symptoms and recommended for a colonoscopy. I believe the age needs to be 40 not 50.

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Erica Noonan is a social media specialist for Advocate Aurora Health. She earned her BA in advertising and public relations. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, trying new sushi and binging the occasional Netflix series.