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At age 33, had 3polyps (1 was tubular adenoma) removed during colonoscopy. At age 38, had another 2 benign polpys removed.. How common is this in 30s?

At age 33, had  3polyps (1 was tubular adenoma) removed during colonoscopy. At age 38, had another 2 benign polpys removed.. How common is this in 30s?

See below: Whether it is common or not, you need to have colonoscopy at regular intervals, not exceeding five year between colonoscopies. You may consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-polyps/basics/definition/con-20031957 ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Colonoscopy 1 yr ago found 5 polyps; two Tubular adenoma under 2cm, two 2-5cm, one Tubulovillous 10-20CM. successfully removed. When should I go back?

Colonoscopy 1 yr ago found 5 polyps; two Tubular adenoma under 2cm, two 2-5cm, one Tubulovillous 10-20CM. successfully removed. When should I go back?

Five years: Recommendations are that if you have adenomas five to ten years. Normal ten years. two small adenomas should not change this UNLESS you have risk factors such as a positive family history. In your case I think it reasonable and consistent with the guideliines to repeat in five years. ...Read more

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In my 30s.Eat healthy diet,normal weight,exercise.Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last 2 colonoscopies? 4 benign,1 tubular adenoma.Common?

In my 30s.Eat healthy diet,normal weight,exercise.Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last 2 colonoscopies? 4 benign,1 tubular adenoma.Common?

Follow-up care: Colon polyps are not normal, but it is good that you had colonoscopy to have these removed. Do you have family history of colon cancer? Even if you do not, do follow your doctor's advice for follow-up colonoscopy at no more than five years from now. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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In my 30s. Eat healthy diet and exercise. Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last to colonoscopies? All benign. 1 tubular adenoma. Risk?

In my 30s. Eat healthy diet and exercise. Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last to colonoscopies? All benign. 1 tubular adenoma. Risk?

Real risk: Your diet and exercise have little or no impact on your likelihood of developing colon cancer, but are very much worth doing for their own sake, for the fitness satisfaction, and other health benefits. This is mostly about your genes and dumb luck. You'll want to be 'scoped fairly often and little lesions removed promptly to reduce your risk greatly. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy results-tubular adenoma colon polyp, diverticulosis&hemorrhoids. I was told prep not complete-should I repeat colonoscopy sooner than 3yr?

Colonoscopy results-tubular adenoma colon polyp, diverticulosis&hemorrhoids. I was told prep not complete-should I repeat colonoscopy sooner than 3yr?

Yes , incomplete: colonoscope is inadequate for complete diagnosis , first you should have repeat with good preparation , second as you already have have tubular adenoma , you need closer surveillance than those who did not have it.. . ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy 9 years ago, was 23 then found 1 very small adenoma, repeat scopes at 1 and 4yrs clean, now back at 5yrs should I be nervous?

Had colonoscopy 9 years ago, was 23 then found 1 very small adenoma, repeat scopes at 1 and 4yrs clean, now back at 5yrs should I be nervous?

Do not be nervous: Colon cancer is a slow growing cancer. As long as you get colonoscopies when recommended they should be able to remove the adenomatous polyps that may turn into colon cancer. It is usually thought that it takes anadenomatous polyp 10 years to turn into cancer. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I'm 36 and had a 5mm sessile adenoma removed from my cecum. How often should I get a colonoscopy now and is this adenoma of high risk for cancer?

I'm 36 and had a 5mm sessile adenoma removed from my cecum. How often should I get a colonoscopy now and is this adenoma of high risk for cancer?

5 years: It is some thing you should discuss with your GI doctor. In general getting a repeat colonoscopy in 5 years is safe. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-acs-recommendations ...Read more

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I have just had a colonoscopy. they removed 2 polyp. 1 is normal. 2nd is Colon-sigmoid is Tubulovillous adenoma demonstrating mainly low grade dysplas?

I have just had a colonoscopy. they removed 2 polyp. 1 is normal. 2nd is Colon-sigmoid is Tubulovillous adenoma demonstrating mainly low grade dysplas?

Sounds: like the colonoscopy was a "success" it resulted in a possibly "PRE-malignancy!! Follow the GI expert's advice as to your next follow-up scope!\ Congrats on having that test!!!! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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I am only 26 had a colonoscopy that showed a sessile serrated adenoma- how can this be?! i don't smoke/drink no colon ca in history now im really scared

Don't be scared: Since it was a benign polyp and you don't have a strong family history, you just need to follow your colonoscopist's recommended surveillance interval for your next colonoscopy. You are in good hands now that you have affiliated yourself with an endoscopist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 28.Had a colonoscopy and the doctor removed an 8mm polyp.The doctor said it was NOT an adenoma, but it was a sessile polyp. Is this pre cancer?

I am 28.Had a colonoscopy and the doctor removed an 8mm polyp.The doctor said it was NOT an adenoma, but it was a sessile polyp. Is this pre cancer?

Yes: Current concept even though all adenomas are benign if left alone may transform to malignancy over the time , so they are pre-cancerous , must be removed and need colonoscopy surveillance more frequently than normal population , just don't worry see your doctor on regular basis and under go procedure if advised. ...Read more

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27/f constipation no family of colon ca had chronic constipation colonoscopy done showed sessile serrated adenoma so scared! why? Am i going to get ca

27/f constipation no family of colon ca had chronic constipation colonoscopy done showed sessile serrated adenoma so scared! why? Am i going to get ca

Not anymore: Polyps are benign if removed early like you have done. Only if you neglect them and let them grow, they can change into cancer. You should be fine, but your doctor would likely advise you to have repeat colonoscopy every 5 years or at least every 10 years because there is small risk of developing new polyps . But there is no reason to worry about cancer as long as you are having colonoscopy as advi. ...Read more

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I had a 0.7x0.4x0.2 sessile serrated adenoma removed from my acending colon last year- I am only 27 no history of cancer in family. How often should I get colonoscopies- i also have chronic constipation?

I had a 0.7x0.4x0.2 sessile serrated adenoma removed from my acending colon last year- I am only 27 no history of cancer in family. How often should I get colonoscopies- i also have chronic constipation?

Add fiber: The doctor who did your scope should have suggested time for next c-scope. I would say no longer than 3 yrs. Increase fiber in your diet -add daily dose of metamucil or equivalent. Keep hydrated. This will help. ...Read more

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Possibility of having colon cancer two years after having colonoscopy that revealed two polyps 1 hyper, 1 tubular and diverticulosis.

Possibility of having colon cancer two years after having colonoscopy that revealed two polyps 1 hyper, 1 tubular and diverticulosis.

Exceptions are there: Cancer usually takes 5 years to start and get detected but there are exceptions. Also, sometime, due to to poor preparation, everything will not be seen in colonoscopy. Please discuss with your GI doctor. ...Read more

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What does low grade adenomatous dysplasia and minor architectural distortion mean after a colonoscopy.

What does low grade adenomatous dysplasia and minor architectural distortion mean after a colonoscopy.

Dysplasia is a term that describes how much your polyp looks like cancer under the microscope.: Dysplasia is a term that describes how much your polyp looks like cancer under the microscope. Polyps that are only mildly abnormal (don’t look much like cancer) are said to have low-grade (mild or moderate) dysplasia. Polyps that are more abnormal and look more like cancer are said to have high-grade (severe) dysplasia. The most important thing is that your polyp has been completely removed and does not show cancer. If dysplasia is found in your polyp, it might mean you need to have a repeat (follow-up) colonoscopy sooner than if dysplasia wasn’t found, but otherwise you do not need to worry about dysplasia in your polyp. ...Read more

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In 2015 they found focal adenomatous changes should I have another colonoscopy?

Contact doctor: You will need to contact the doctor and find out what the recommendation is for your case since whether you need another one in less than 5 years will depend on the risk (family history, size and number of polyps etc). ...Read more

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Adenomatous polyp with atypia means..?Just got report from colonoscopy report.no need to worry? Let me knw sir

Adenomatous polyp with atypia means..?Just got report from colonoscopy report.no need to worry? Let me knw sir

There are some: missing pieces of information that may be helpful. Size and location of polyp? Tubular or villous (a specific type of growth pattern the pathologist notes). Atypia designates that there may have been some dysplasia, a pre-cancerous type of change. As long as the polyp has been completely removed, no need to worry now. Colonoscopy should be repeated in future based on factors above. Good wishes:) ...Read more

Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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