My mom's dr wants her to have a colonoscopy because she is 63 and has never had one. Mom was a RN and made the decision herself years ago that she did not want this test. Having had it myself, I know how hard the prep is.
Mom already has problems not making it to the bathroom in time when she has loose stools (has even before the Alz). I can't imagine her going through the prep (and the fasting) for a routine exam. She is having loose stools more often (or just not making it to br in time more often), so we think the dr is really going to push for it. She's always had this problem. I don't think the test is necessary and it will be very hard on her. What should we do?