A 53-year-old male asked:
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colonoscopy revealed two 5mm tubular adenomas, negative for high grade dyslplasia, and one 4mm inflamatory polyp. how long before i need to re-test?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
5 years: It would be safe to wait 5 years for a repeat colonoscopy. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Answered on Mar 18, 2018

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