I am 47 yr old male. I was having problems with bloating and constipation. I had a colonoscopy and I had three precancerous polyps removed. can someone explain what the different types of polyps are and since I have had these what precautions that i need to take so these dont come back again. my dr said I just need another colonoscopy in 5 yrs instead of the usual 10. thank for the help
I too have had precancerous polyps removed (years ago and just recently) but my doctor says to come back much sooner than 10 years when a 'pre cancerous polyp' has been present. I think it's 2 years, I wouldn't wait that long or at least ask another doctor's opinion on that (10 years is an awfully long time to wait for another screening if history of precancerous polyps).
I had three removed in 2007 and two weeks ago had a sigmoidoscopy (like a colonoscopy but only scopes the lower bowel) and found a new precancerous polyp. So it doesn't always take long to develop.
I would strongly suggest asking another GI specialist's opinion and switching doctors; that just doesn't sound right to me.
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