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What procedure do you have?

Colonoscopy. I got a procedure report for mine(with lovely color photos:) but we had to ask for his. Just comparing the 2 reports kind of shows where might be the better center choice(mine has detail down to the serial number of the equipment used. His didn't even list the medications given. He ended up having a biopsy(turned out fine) but that means he gets to do it again sooner than me and since it won't be at the original center, that was the beginning of me thinking about records.

I'm less concerned with primary care visits than specialist reports (like stress tests, the colonoscopy) or lab reports. I started keeping my labs because I'm working on improving numbers through exercise and diet.

My colonoscopy was what really got me thinking, though. There's nothing else I can think of where you only do it every 10 years so I do have a concern about continuity of records. (I am, however, thrilled that it does not have to be repeated any sooner than that.) It's also the only test I can think of where you basically make yourself sick by purging and not eating because a cost line crosses a benefit line at a specific point in time - for something where you have no family history or symptoms. (I obviously had too much time on my hands recently :)

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