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 Why is a screening colonoscopy necessary at 50 years of age?
- Q Where else in the body are polyps found other than the colon?
- Q How often should I have a colonoscopy?
- Q How does a colonoscopy machine work?
- Q What happens if a polyp is found during a colonoscopy?
- Q What is the purpose of a colonoscopy?