What are the age limitations of getting a Colonoscopy?

My 16-year-old daughter has always had painful and urgent diarrhea, and test results don’t yield any potential cause other than IBS. Would you recommend a Colonoscopy at her age just to be sure? Would it be worth taking the risk of her first sedation? What age would be too young for this procedure?

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She would have to see a pediatric gastroenterologist. If she is having symptoms, she should be seen by them and they can recommend bloodwork and Colonoscopy and possibly Endoscopy.

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