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?
- Anonymous4 months agoFavourite answer
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.
- MissALv 74 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*.
- MatthewLv 64 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