Avoiding a Colonoscopy? Our Answers to Your Excuses

It's time to put your hesitations behind you – schedule a colonoscopy today.

Do you flinch at the thought of a colonoscopy? You aren't alone, but that feeling of dread may be misplaced. A colonoscopy is a potentially life-saving screening that shouldn't be avoided. Whatever your excuse is for putting it off, we're here to bust it!

"I'm not at risk."

Colorectal cancer is not just a potential danger for those with a family history. Anyone can get it – even if they have no risk factors at all.

"I don't have any symptoms."

Symptoms of colorectal cancer often don't appear until the last, most dangerous stages. Treatment can be straightforward and successful, but you'll have the best chance if a screening catches problem areas before the warning signs start to show.

"I don't want to the drink bowel preparation solution."

It may be unpleasant, but you might not have to drink as much as you think you need to. Your doctor may also suggest drinking half the solution the night before and half the morning of.

"I'm scared of the pain or discomfort."

Patients are sedated during the procedure. You will not experience any pain or discomfort. If you've struggled with sedation in the past, talk to your doctor about monitored anesthesia care.

"I'm scared of the risks."

Maybe you've heard horror stories of colonoscopies gone wrong. It's understandable that these fears could give you pause – but a colonoscopy is a very safe procedure. Less than one percent of patients experience any complications.

Stop putting it off! Make an appointment for your colonoscopy today. Learn more about your options at the Medical Center of Lewisville website. You can receive a physician referral when you call 1-855-880-4MCL (4625).

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