A 52-year-old female asked:
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4. polypa were found during colonoscopy.what is next?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
What kind?: Depends on the type of polyp found, their size, family history and pathology result if biopsied. If benign, flat, small, nothing. May need earlier repeat colonoscopy, usually in 3 to 5 years as opposed to 10.
Answered on Mar 31, 2013
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on what type: If you just had a small hyperplastic polyp, there is nothing for you to do but repeat a screening colonoscopy in 10 yrs as per current guideline. If you have large adenoma, a3 to 5 yr follow maybe recommended. Villous adenoma or precancerous one may need resection and f/u in 1 yr, some even earlier depending how big and sucessful the resection was via the scope... Consult doc. Good luck.
Answered on Jul 29, 2018
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Biopsy will tell: When encountered, they should have been biopsied, and it will depend upon the report from pathology as to if benign or concerning as to what next. Need to follow up with GI for report.
Answered on Apr 12, 2016
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
Removed? : The polyps should all have been removed.
Answered on Nov 15, 2015
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