Our Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance policy allows for a “free” colonoscopy after age 50. After a $40 dollar copay and a 25 minute procedure, that went remarkably well, the doctor handed me these pictures that indicated my colon was quite clean and polyp free!
The pictures of my colon and rectum show a couple of hemorrhoids, a healthy appendix, and not a single instance of a polyp that would have needed to be excised and then cauterized. The scope went to the end of my colon (terminal ileum) and found nothing but a healthy colon all the way through.
The doctor wrote a prescription for some hydrocortisone acetate suppositories ( 25 mg ) to help heal the hemorrhoids. I only inserted one up my ass and it seemed to have reduced the inflammation and bleeding.
My wife and I both ingest psyllium fiber and barley grass powder everyday.