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I am over the age of 50, am I more susceptible to getting colonic polyps?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The incidence of colon polyps increases with age.
Approximately 30 percent of men and 20 percent of women at the age of 50 have colon polyps. At age 60 almost 40 percent of men would have colon polyps.

In brief: Yes

The incidence of colon polyps increases with age.
Approximately 30 percent of men and 20 percent of women at the age of 50 have colon polyps. At age 60 almost 40 percent of men would have colon polyps.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Scott Maron
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes. The incidence of colonic polyps and cancer incrrease with age.
Screening colonoscopies are recommended for everyone over 50. With a family history, your risk may be even higher and screening might need to start earlier.

In brief: Yes

Yes. The incidence of colonic polyps and cancer incrrease with age.
Screening colonoscopies are recommended for everyone over 50. With a family history, your risk may be even higher and screening might need to start earlier.
Dr. Scott Maron
Dr. Scott Maron
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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Risk of colon polyps does increase with age.
It is at age 50 that most people should start colon polyp/ colon cancer screening (sooner if there is a family history of colon disease).

In brief: Yes

Risk of colon polyps does increase with age.
It is at age 50 that most people should start colon polyp/ colon cancer screening (sooner if there is a family history of colon disease).
Dr. Paige Gutheil
Dr. Paige Gutheil
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Even without a family history of such, colon polyps and, more importantly, colon cancers increase in incidence after the age of 50.
Hence our recommendation to begin regular colonoscopic screening for such at the age of 50.

In brief: Yes

Even without a family history of such, colon polyps and, more importantly, colon cancers increase in incidence after the age of 50.
Hence our recommendation to begin regular colonoscopic screening for such at the age of 50.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Polyps are more common over 50, and that is the reason to recommend screening after 50.
If many family members have polyps or cancer diagnose in their 50's then screening should be done sooner for you.

In brief: Yes

Polyps are more common over 50, and that is the reason to recommend screening after 50.
If many family members have polyps or cancer diagnose in their 50's then screening should be done sooner for you.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Yes, sort of like barnacles on a pier. The longer you're around, the more likely you are to develop polyps.
There is a familial tendency as well, so ask your older family members about their colonoscopies.

In brief: Yes

Yes, sort of like barnacles on a pier. The longer you're around, the more likely you are to develop polyps.
There is a familial tendency as well, so ask your older family members about their colonoscopies.
Dr. Andrew Carroll
Dr. Andrew Carroll
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