Do all colon polyps need removed? If not why?

Yes. All colon polyps need to be removed because they are the most common cause of colon cancer. Most cancers start in a polyp, that is why screening reduces the risk of colon cancer.
Some. Some types need to removed. Depends on cell type or appearance.
Most colon . Polyps are removed. They can be cancerous or pre-cancerous. If you have polyps, you should also get more regular screening.

Related Questions

Can colon polyps be easily removed?

Yes and No. Removal of colon polyps depend on their size. Smaller polyps with a narrow base can usually be removed easily at the time of colonoscopy. Larger polyps, and those with a broader base cannot be completely removed by colonoscopy at times, and may require colon resection. Read more...

Can you answer, is six colon polyps removed unusual for a 28 year old?

Unusual. Unless you have had prior polyps, family history of polyps or colon cancer, history of colitis. That being said unusual but not unheard of or rare. Be sure to follow the recommendations for follow up scope schedules from your doctor. Read more...

Is having six colon polyps removed unusual for someone who is just 28 years old?

Colon polyps. Do you or your family have any of the familial polyposis syndromes? This would have been seen on your exam. Read more...
Somewhat. Depends, if they were all small polyps with biopsy showing that they were hyperplastic polyps they have little significance, if however they are large (greater that .5 cm to 1cm) and adenomas that would be unusual and would require close follow up. Read more...

What happens if colon polyps are removed will they come back?

Yes. they can come back. it depends on the type of polyp, size, genetics, if it was removed completely or in part. patients that have polyps are predisposed to get new ones, particularly if these are "adenomas". depending on these factors, your gastro doctor will determine how soon you would need a repeat exam. Read more...

Is it odd to have three colon polyps removed during the same procedure, or is multiple-polyp removal common?

No. It is not odd to have several polyps removed at the time of a colonoscopy. The intent is to remove all polyps found unless you happen to have familial polyposis in which case there may be thousands of polyps and obviously they can't all be removed. Read more...
Not really. It isn't, however, necessarily a good thing, since it shows that you are a polyp-maker. This may increase your risk of cancer if you are not followed properly. Usually 3 or more polyps means you should have a repeat colonoscopy within a year or two. Read more...

I am highly susceptible to colon polyps & at 30 had a hgd adenoma removed, is a high or low fibre diet best for me to reduce frequency of the polyps?

More complex... Than that. In general, high fiber diet (not simply bran or fiber supplements) may be helpful ( conflicting data). Adequate calcium, especially from dairy (low fat/no fat) may be helpful. Low sat fat (low meat, especially processed/sausage type) may be helpful. Aspirin or nsaids may be helpful. Need to discuss your particulars, including fam hx, polyp hx, w/ md. Follow surveillance scopes. Read more...

What is the cause for colon polyps? I went in for my five year colonoscopy and they removed three. Five years ago, they removed two. These are benign

Not known. It is good that you had colonoscopy and had the polyps removed. We do not know the exact cause of polyps. It is likely a combination of genetics, diet and environment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...