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How often should a man in his late 50's have a colonoscopy? I'm prescribed omeprazole as the first one found one benign polyp deemed adenomatous

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Depends on risks

For those at low risk for colorectal polyps/cancer (no personal or family history of polyps/cancer, no other risks), every ten years if no adenomatous polyps are found.
If polyps are found, the interval is shorter: every five years is usual unless polyps are large or multiple. Btw, Omeprazole inhibited polyps in rats; the same has not been found in humans, but Omeprazole can cause gastric polyps!

In brief: Depends on risks

For those at low risk for colorectal polyps/cancer (no personal or family history of polyps/cancer, no other risks), every ten years if no adenomatous polyps are found.
If polyps are found, the interval is shorter: every five years is usual unless polyps are large or multiple. Btw, Omeprazole inhibited polyps in rats; the same has not been found in humans, but Omeprazole can cause gastric polyps!
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery
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In brief: 3-5 yr

If you have polyp, you should repeat coloniscopy in 3-5 yr.

In brief: 3-5 yr

If you have polyp, you should repeat coloniscopy in 3-5 yr.
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