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Should you have a colonostomy after you are 80 years old?

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Should you have a colonostomy after you are 80 years old?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 11 months ago.

Dear customer,

Thank you for your question.

Do you mean colonoscopy which is an investigation that uses a long, flexible, narrow tube with a light and tiny camera on one end to look inside your colon? Have you had this investigation done before? Is your doctor advising this procedure?