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I've developed colonic polyps. What should I be watching out for in the future?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: More polyps

Once you have demonstrated the ability to grow colon polyps you are at risk for continued growth of new polyps.
You should have frequent colonoscopies, no less frequent than once every 5 years. Also tell your children at the appropriate age so they can get screened earlier in life by 10-15 years from the age you were diagnosed.

In brief: More polyps

Once you have demonstrated the ability to grow colon polyps you are at risk for continued growth of new polyps.
You should have frequent colonoscopies, no less frequent than once every 5 years. Also tell your children at the appropriate age so they can get screened earlier in life by 10-15 years from the age you were diagnosed.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nothing really

With a history of colon polyps you are at higher risk of forming polyps in the future and your doctor should have scheduled you for appropriate follow up colonoscopy (usually 3-5 years) in the future.
Polyps are not symptomatic. Certainly if you have a change in your usual bowel habits, new onset rectal bleeding, weight loss or abdominal pain you should discuss this with your doctor.

In brief: Nothing really

With a history of colon polyps you are at higher risk of forming polyps in the future and your doctor should have scheduled you for appropriate follow up colonoscopy (usually 3-5 years) in the future.
Polyps are not symptomatic. Certainly if you have a change in your usual bowel habits, new onset rectal bleeding, weight loss or abdominal pain you should discuss this with your doctor.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Colonic polyps

Depending on your age and your family history.
If they are random polyps then follw up every three years with colonoscopy is indicated.

In brief: Colonic polyps

Depending on your age and your family history.
If they are random polyps then follw up every three years with colonoscopy is indicated.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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