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 Is a colonoscopy recommended for someone over 85 years old?
- Q When is a follow-up colonoscopy required after tumor removal?
- Q Why is a colonoscopy so important?
- Q How can I lower the risk of perforation during a colonoscopy?
- Q How is the colon cleaned for a good view during colonoscopy?
- Q Why should I get a colonoscopy?