Even though I had a Cologuard test that was positive, how can I get more proof that I actually need an invasive Colonoscopy?

It is still not enough to convince me to undergo the overly invasive Colonoscopy when I have no family history and have never had symptoms. I have a lot of anxiety about a Colonoscopy. I do not care that it is the so called gold standard or that it’s safe etc. I’m not afraid of any possible diagnosis. It is a matter of if I have it now it will feel like it is against my will and the choice would not be mine and I would end up not being able to go through with it. I need more proof that I actually need the fully invasive Colonoscopy before I agree to it. How can I get that? 

Healthcare Providers (3)

I would suggest you speak with a Gastroenterologist in person and have all the questions answered.

That is why you need a Colonoscopy!

We don’t need more proof. You should proceed with Colonoscopy. There is another test called CT Colonography, which could give you more information and not usually ordered after Cologuard but this will not save you from having a Colonoscopy. Keep in mind that Cologuard could still have some false positive results but better to proceed with Colonoscopy.

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