Hello. I have recently had a calprotectin stool test done which has come back positive. My GP has referred me straight to the hospital. Today I got a call back from the hospital saying a colonoscopy has been requested. I have said no to it, because no doctor or GP has actually spoken to me about what’s going on, what they suspect etc - I’m in the dark. Surely the first thing they’d want to do is to have a conversation about my symptoms etc - doesn’t it seem strange that they’re sending me straight for a colonoscopy?
Also, is there any other procedure I can request instead of a colonoscopy - I am absolutely terrified and don’t want to do something so invasive. I’ll happily do MRIs, capsule endoscopes, ultrasounds - anything just not a colonoscopy. Is there any other test I can request from the hospital? Thanks in advance for any advice.