I would like to know if it is common for a young adult to have colon polyps?
At age 27 I had my first colonoscopy, because of stomach pain. The result was a 2mm hyperplastic polyp with lymphoid aggregates in the rectum. I had my second colonoscopy today (age 28), because of rectal bleeding. They found that I have an internal hemorrhoid and a 4mm diminutive polyp in the rectum. I do not have the test results back yet.
Should I be having more colonoscopies then usual because of them finding polyps?
Do I have a high risk of colon cancer because of having these polyps at such a young age?
I was diagnosed with Hyperplastic Polyps Syndrome at 27. In the year following I had over 100 polyps removed. I was told by my specialist that this is extremely uncommon as they don't normally see people in our age bracket for colonoscopies. I would be really proactive and have colonoscopies regularly(6-12 monthly) until you have one come up with no polyps found. They are not so bad when you consider the alternatives! Goodluck to you.
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