Hi, I have J-pouch since 2006. I just wonder people, who have the same situation, are required having Colonoscopy or Endoscopy procedure every 3 to 5 years?
I have a flexible sigmoidoscopy every year. But I had precancerous through my whole colon. That is why I have a jpouch.
I've had my pouch for less than a year and I've had two pouchoscopies. Both were for dx. My GI said once every four years for me. I think it's kind of up to them. Not sure anything is written in stone as to how often we are to have them.
If you have a history of dysplasia when the Colon was removed or any kind of chronic inflammation in or above the J Pouch, annual scopes are indicated. Otherwise it’s a discretionary call with the GI. Absent the above factors and any symptoms, every 3-5 years is reasonable.
Thanks for all the responses! Before taking down, I had ulcerative colitis. The surgeon removed all my large intestine due to inflammation. It was not dysplasia. During annual check, my physician advice to see GI and get colonoscopy/endoscopy screen. I just wonder if this is necessary.
When was your last scope?