Do I need a colonoscopy if I have bowel pain?

This question was asked in East Los Angeles, California on 07/26/2012.
At times, my bowel pain just goes away with a little rest but what if it keeps on reoccurring? I don't want to be alarmed at the thought. Do I need a colonoscopy?

Doctors Answers (1)

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 7/27/2012

It depends on your age or if you have any other symptoms such as bleeding or weight loss. You should discuss this with your physician.