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How quickly do colon polyps grow?
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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Usually slowly
Polyps generally grow slowly, taking years to get big enough to be visible.
However, there do seem to be some that are faster growing and more aggressive. I have certainly seen them show up in less than a year after a previous colonoscopy.

In brief: Usually slowly
Polyps generally grow slowly, taking years to get big enough to be visible.
However, there do seem to be some that are faster growing and more aggressive. I have certainly seen them show up in less than a year after a previous colonoscopy.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: Variable
Generally we discuss polyp growth as being exponential, so that from a single cell to a polyp 1 cubic centimeter in size probably takes 2-3 years.
Hyoweveer due the exponential growth they can double in size in shorter times. Some polyp types may be faster growing than others.

In brief: Variable
Generally we discuss polyp growth as being exponential, so that from a single cell to a polyp 1 cubic centimeter in size probably takes 2-3 years.
Hyoweveer due the exponential growth they can double in size in shorter times. Some polyp types may be faster growing than others.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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