When you turn 50, they make you get a colonoscopy. That doesn't seem fair.
But it really isn't too bad. The worst part is the "prep", which is a euphemistic way of saying "Spend a day on a clear-liquid diet, take a bunch of laxatives, then spend a few hours in or near the restroom."
One is anesthetized for the procedure. I remember the anesthesiologist asking the doctor "Should I put him to sleep now?" and the next thing I remember is waking up in the recovery room. After a meal and a long nap at home, it's like nothing ever happened.
I have some pictures, but don't worry, I won't share them.
So now I'm part of the colonoscopy club. I don't plan to attend another meeting until I'm 60.