A 46-year-old member asked:
are all polyps removed during a colonoscopy?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra answered
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: During colonoscopy, if suspicious polyps are seen, they are removed. Histology is the only sure way of knowing if it is a benign or adenomatous polyp.
Answered on Sep 1, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen answered
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: We remove polyps because they can become cancerour.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
Dr. Enrique Molina answered
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Usually yes: Usually the goal is to remove all polyps that are visualized. However in certain occasions, the endoscopist may not be able to do it (if the polyp is too big) or if there is a high risk of bleeding (person is on antiplatelets or blood thinners).
Answered on Apr 20, 2014
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