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colonoscopy indications

Discussion in 'Step I' started by lilPhysician, Apr 19, 2012.

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  1. lilPhysician

    lilPhysician 7+ Year Member

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    I know that screening colonoscopy starts ae 50 and every 10 years after that;
    or...

    flex sig every 5-10 years

    those with family Hx start age 40

    Do they increase the frequency of colonoscopy to every 5 years with positive Family Hx?
     
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  3. PMPMD

    PMPMD 4G MD 10+ Year Member

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    Yes.

    Reference:

    Rex DK, Johnson DA, Anderson JC, et al. American College of Gastroenterology guidelines for colorectal cancer screening 2009 [corrected]. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009 Mar;104(3):739-50. Epub 2009 Feb 24. PMID: 19240699
     
  4. lilPhysician

    lilPhysician 7+ Year Member

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  5. shan564

    shan564 Below the fray 10+ Year Member

    Do we need to know these sorts of things for Step 1? Seems like more of a Step 2 question.
     
  6. auburnO5

    auburnO5 5+ Year Member

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    Yeah this definitely is not a Step 1 question. No worries.
     

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