zluv92 asked in HealthWomen's Health · 4 months ago

Why does a dr. order a colonscopy?

I just got my blood test results and the dr. said I have low iron and referred me to get a colonoscopy  . I am a 49 year old postmenopausal  female with heavy menstrual bleeding. I am wondering why I got referred to get a colonscopy?

Update:

Pre- menopausal****  

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago
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    In case you may also be losing blood from a bleeding polyp in your colon. Eat plenty of spinach to help get more iron into your system anyway.

  • MissA
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    You're supposed to get a colonoscopy around your age.  They start at age 50, or earlier if you have a first-degree relative who had colon cancer.

    You are allowed to ask these questions *of your doctor*.

  • 4 months ago

    it's a routine test when you get up and ears and a way for them to make a couple thousand dollars real quick by putting something up your butt

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