Should I still do a Colonoscopy if a conventional bowel cancer check is negative? 

Does this mean there is no possibility of the existence of a polyp?

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Yes, you should have a Colonoscopy.

What do you mean by a conventional bowel check? What kind of testing was performed? The gold standard is still a Colonoscopy as different imaging modalities as well as stool tests are not 100% accurate.

If you are low risk for cancer, have no family history of colon cancer, have normal weight and health, and your FIT test (cheaper) or Cologuard test (very expensive, almost as much as Colonoscopy) was negative, it would not be necessary to do a Colonoscopy. If your concern is polyps, you should consider Colonoscopy over Cologuard or FIT, which are poor tests for the detection of polyps. Your insurer will not cover a Colonoscopy after a negative FIT or Cologuard test if you are deemed low-risk for cancer of the colon.

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