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 should I prepare for a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer?
- Q Why do I need a colonoscopy only every 10 years?
- Q What are the possible side effects of a colonoscopy?
- Q What are some easy colonoscopy options?
- Q Why is a colonoscopy so important?
- Q What medications should I avoid before a colonoscopy?