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A 21-year-old female asked:

Colonoscopy 4 years ago at 18, found 4 polyps one was 1.5 cm hyperplastic, 1 juvinile, 2 inflammatory. history of family cancer, repeat colonoscopy?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes, & genetic test: You should get a repeat colonoscopy and discuss the desirability of getting genetic testing for colon cancer susceptibility with your doctor. You may wish to consult an oncologist. 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. Get HPV vaccine,
Last updated Jun 6, 2018


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