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How often do you need to get a fecal occult blood test?

Do you need to get regular fecal occult blood tests? How do you know whether or not you’ll need to get this test?

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If you receive regular colonoscopic examinations you do not need to get this test. If you have deferred getting colonoscopy and have been receiving flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years for screening instead, then it is important to get this test done every year.

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