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Are all polyps found when you get a colonoscope?

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Dr. Wendell Goins
General Surgery 42 years experience
The vast majority : The vast majority , esp the larger ones will be found , however it has been shown in studies that up to 40% of patients who undergo colonoscopy will have polyps that were missed , either because they were small or behind a fold.That is why we recommend that patients in whom polyps are found should undergo repeat colonoscopy 3-5 years later.

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