Are all polyps removed during a colonoscopy?

Yes. We remove polyps because they can become cancerour.
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.
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).

Related Questions

Is it serious to have 5 polyps removed during a colonoscopy?

Depends. It depends on the type of polyps. Be sure to follow up and find out what the pathology report said. Tubular adenoma is a pre-cancerous polyp and would indicate a righer risk for developing colon cancer. Follow up as directed by the doctor. Read more...

After having a pre cancerous polyp removed during a colonoscopy, are there other tests that should be done to ensure I don't have cancer anywhere else?

See below. The whole colon is generally examined during colonoscopy. In addition to removing the polyp, you doctor should examine rest of your colon to ensure that there are no other lesions. Read more...
Depends a lot. on your other risk factors, such as genetics, environmental influences, and other co-morbidities. You should consult with your primary physician for definitive medical advice. Read more...

8mm hyperplastic polyp in cecum. Why wasn't it removed during colonoscopy? 3mm polyp removed in another spot.

Polyp. Not sure why this polyp was not removed, ask the doctor who performed the procedure. Possible reasons are where it was at, in the cecum, this is a large polyp you could have had alot of bleeding. Read more...

My husband has had three colonoscopy in the last 4.5 years. Benin polyps were removed during the first two colonoscopy. After his last colonoscopy his md said he did not need another colonoscopy for 5 years. Is this safe to wait 5 years before his next

Your . Your husband's doctor has made this judgement based on the previous colonoscopies that yielded benign polyps. 5 years for a follow up seems very reasonable, especially given the fact that polpys are very slow growing. If before his next scheduled colonoscopy he has rectal pain, rectal bleeding or even abdominal pain he should be re-evaluated by the GI doctor or his primary care physician. Read more...
Sure. Can't tell you without seeing the report, but this is a very plausible scenario given the history you are describing. Read more...

3-5mm Sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. What are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? Should I be concerned?

No, wait for report. The tissue should have been submitted to a pathologist for examination and you will get a report in a couple of days. At this stage there is nothing to be concerned about. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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...
Wait for pathology . Your Gastroenterologist will have sent the polyp to a pathologist for study. I'm sure his office will call you to let you know the results. (S)he will advise you what to do next. Read more...

My mother just had a polyp removed during her colonoscopy. She was 10 years past due when she finally had her first. Am I still higher risk?

No. If she was 60 and the 1 polyp was found, you are still recommended for colonoscopy at age 50. If you have 2 first degree relatives with colorectal cancer or with advanced polyps or if your mom was less than 60 and the polyp was advanced or colorectal cancer then you would need colonoscopy starting at age 40 and every 5 years thereafter. Read more...
Depends on the size. unless it was really advanced (ie truly pre-cancerous) i'd say no. she's now ~60, correct? Read more...

What other diseases or causes for very high white count during colonoscopy? No crohns, didn't think high enough for celiac, polyp removed precancer

There is no guessing. If you have a high white count, i would advise you to repeat check it once or even twice before we can get concerned about it. If it is indeed high it is not related to colonoscopy. Most conditions with high white count are either infections or disorders of the bone marrow, the site of blood formation. So get it rechecked; if it is more than 12, 000, go see an internist or a hematologist. Read more...