Not a fun topic but I urge every male over 50 to get one. Now my rant... I had my first colonoscopy when I turned 50, another at 55 and the next one is scheduled. This is preventative care and covered under insurance, UNLESS they find polyps, then it is no longer considered routine.:confused2: I can understand having a polyp analyzed at a lab isn't routine, but the entire procedure then becomes non-routine In my case they found the polyps on each of the first two colonoscopies and thankfully they were pre-cancerous. I have no reason to think they won’t find them again and there goes preventative and routine and with my $5,000 deductible, I’m going to be on the hook for the full amount of the test and lab. Their “guesstimate ” is $4,400. This just grinds my ass literately and figuratively. They tell you that it is time for the test and the fact they find something that might prevent cancer from forming you would think is a good thing, but now insurance won’t pay because it’s no longer routine.