A 32-year-old member asked about a 62-year-old female:
colon polyps are removed; normal protocol; antibiotics, pain medication, and schedule a follow-up exam with primary physician w?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Yes: Sounds like a normal protocol.
General Surgery 21 years experience
No: There is no reason for antibiotics after polyp removal or anything besides over the counter pain medication. You should follow up on the pathology results of the removed polyps; depending on those results you may need surgery, repeat colonoscopy in 3-5 years or nothing further besides regular surveillance.
Last updated Sep 12, 2013
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