If the polyps were small and the entire colon was well seen during your colonoscopy, doctors generally recommend a repeat colonoscopy in three to five years. If your repeat colonoscopy doesn't show any indication of polyps, you might not need another procedure for an additional five years. However, if the polyps were large and flat, your doctor might recommend an interval of only months before a repeat colonoscopy to assure complete polyp removal. Your doctor will discuss those options with you.
- Q How will I feel after my colonoscopy?
- Q How do I prep for a colonoscopy if I've had an ileostomy?
- Q Why is a screening colonoscopy necessary at 50 years of age?
- Q How do other colon cancer tests compare with colonoscopy?
- Q What happens if my colonoscopy shows an abnormality?
- Q Is a colonoscopy really worth all the hassle?