Does someone who is 81 years old still need to get colonoscopies?

This question was asked in Hot Springs, Arkansas on 05/18/2012.
I am 81 years old and have had colonoscopys in the past with no sign of polyps. Is it advisable to continue with the procedure at my age?

Doctors Answers (1)

David Pound, M.D.
Answered on: 5/21/2012

The need for colonoscopy has several considerations including family history. Please talk with your Primary Care Physician about your risk factors and need for colonoscopy.