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A 47-year-old female asked:

My sister is 5 yrs older than me. last year she had to have rectal polyps removed. what are the chances i should have this done as well. i am experiencing the same issues she was having at the time. she has since been diagnosed with ibs. i get horrib

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Colon polyps.: If your sister's colon polyps were the precancerous type, called adenomatous polyps, then you should have a colonoscopy now rather than waiting until age 50. They do run in families, and removing them before they can become cancer can be life-saving. I would see a gastroenterologist immediately. Do not delay. Good luck.

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