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Are all polyps removed during a colonoscopy?
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
We remove polyps because they can become cancerour.

In brief: Yes
We remove polyps because they can become cancerour.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
During colonoscopy, if suspicious polyps are seen, they are removed.
Histology is the only sure way of knowing if it is a benign or adenomatous polyp.

In brief: Yes
During colonoscopy, if suspicious polyps are seen, they are removed.
Histology is the only sure way of knowing if it is a benign or adenomatous polyp.
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Generally yes. However, large or complex polyps may require additional equipment or several sessions for complete safe endoscopic removal. In addition, if someone is ona blood thinner, polyp removal may be postponed for reversal and safer polyp removal.
Dr. Enrique Molina
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Usually yes
Usually the goal is to remove all polyps that are visualized.
However in certain occasions, the endoscopist may not be able to do it (if the polyp is too big) or if there is a high risk of bleeding (person is on antiplatelets or blood thinners).

In brief: Usually yes
Usually the goal is to remove all polyps that are visualized.
However in certain occasions, the endoscopist may not be able to do it (if the polyp is too big) or if there is a high risk of bleeding (person is on antiplatelets or blood thinners).
Dr. Enrique Molina
Dr. Enrique Molina
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