At what age should I get a colonoscopy?

This question was asked in Frederiksted, Virgin Islands on 06/14/2012.
When should I get a colonoscopy?

Doctors Answers (2)

David Pound, M.D.
Answered on: 6/28/2012

Children have colonoscopies, so age is not the only thing to consider. Talk to your doctor about your risk factors and his/her recommendation about having a colon.

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 6/14/2012

You should get a colonoscopy at age 50 if you have no risk factors or at age 45 if you are African American.