Reasons to Be Excited for Your Colonoscopy

If the health benefits aren’t enough to get you jazzed up for a colorectal screening, consider these less well-known perks.

Cartoon of a man getting a colonoscopy. The doctor says “Wait, weren’t you and your butt just in here last week?”
Cartoon of a man getting a colonoscopy. The doctor says “Wait, weren’t you and your butt just in here last week?”
  • Need to end awkward chitchat with someone at a party? “Want to hear about my colonoscopy?” does the trick, like, 95% of the time (although, if it doesn’t, heads up that the chitchat may get a lot more uncomfortable).
  • Let’s face it: After all these months of being cooped up at home with your family, spending a day alone on the pot prepping for your ‘scopy is some seriously welcome Me Time.
  • Ever daydream of eating nothing but lime Jell-O for a whole day? Well, good news: It’s one of the few things you can eat for the 24 hours leading up to your colorectal photo sesh. Get ready to check it off your bucket list!
  • Speaking of those photos, when it’s all over, you’ll be sent home with some great pics for your next holiday card — assuming, of course, that your in-laws, neighbors, and old college roommate have a sense of humor.

Cartoonist. Former Dave Letterman joke writer. Yinzer. Dad of two girls (one a T1Der). Beer drinker. Pizza lover. He/him.

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