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Cecal Tubulovillous Adenoma
1 yr ago found 5 polyps; two Tubular adenoma two under 5mm, two 5-10cm, one Tubulovillous adenoma 10-20CM removed. When should I go back?
Soon: If it were me, I'd ask for a repeat next year. Your gastroenterologist may have a specific protocol. ...Read more
Had a tubulovillous adenoma w/hgd removed via right-hemicoloectomy. Why does a repeat colonoscopy have to be done in a year if polyps grow slow?
One year is correct: Colon cancer develops from a polyp with high grade dysplasia. A history of dysplastic polyps puts you at high risk of forming new polyps and the pace of growth is uncertain, especially in a young age group. There are clear guidelines put out by the american cancer society on the suggested followup for colon polyps. If your next colonscopy shows no polyps, they will extend the time interval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer