Anyone have a positive Cologuard test?

Posted by dazlin @dazlin, Thu, Nov 21 6:56pm

My test results came back positive. I asked what did it show, because they test for 11 different cancers or categories. They said, it just states either negative or positive for cancer. I had problems a few years back and did a colonoscopy, which came back ok. Now this!! I'm reading theres a 13 percent chance of false positive. Right now I'm extremely distraught about having to go through all Consults, tests, and dreaded preps. Orders are in for Consult with gastro, but they're booked out through January or February in Mayo. I have not received any notice for appointment yet. Dont know what to think or do.

Oh, how worrisome, @dazlin. it's hard not to worry, but it won't change things. My husband always tells me, "put your worry into action." Do you live close to Mayo Clinic? Will you go through the tests etc. there or at your local facility?

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Colleen, this my 2nd attempt to answer your reply..seems it disappeared. Yes, I'll go through Mayo since I'm already an existing patient there. I live about 100 miles south of Jax Mayo Clinic. My care team has put orders in G.I. dept, on the 13th, but nothing has been scheduled yet. They said keep trying, so I called again yesterday, and still nothing scheduled. This coming week will be going on 2 weeks. I'm praying this doesn't get dragged out much longer. I'm not taking this well at all!!! Besides, I DREAD the tests!!

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Colleen, this my 2nd attempt to answer your reply..seems it disappeared. Yes, I'll go through Mayo since I'm already an existing patient there. I live about 100 miles south of Jax Mayo Clinic. My care team has put orders in G.I. dept, on the 13th, but nothing has been scheduled yet. They said keep trying, so I called again yesterday, and still nothing scheduled. This coming week will be going on 2 weeks. I'm praying this doesn't get dragged out much longer. I'm not taking this well at all!!! Besides, I DREAD the tests!!

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Hi @dazlin, your message got through with the second attempt. I can imagine that you're not taking this well. I doubt I would be either. My outside voice and reason would be telling me to keep calm, but my inner thoughts would race. I'm also recalling that you were recalled for a mammogram recently too.
– Findings in recent mamogram?? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/findings-in-recent-mamogram/

This is a lot to go through in a few short weeks. One "comfort" I can offer is that your care team is being thorough and leaving no stone unturned. That's a good thing. Naturally the initial results are causing anxiety. It is entirely possible that the positive test results are false in these early tests. And if they do find something, they are finding it early, which is also better than later. The weekend is long. Hopefully you will hear back on Monday.

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