A 53-year-old male asked:
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is it serious to have 5 polyps removed during a colonoscopy?

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Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the type of polyps. Be sure to follow up and find out what the pathology report said. Tubular adenoma is a pre-cancerous polyp and would indicate a righer risk for developing colon cancer. Follow up as directed by the doctor.
Answered on Oct 21, 2016
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