Do I need another colonoscopy if they found malignant polyps five years ago?

This question was asked in Fresh Pond, California on 06/19/2012.
I had two small polyps (not malignant) 5 years ago at the age of 86. Is another colonoscopy necessary?

Doctors Answers (2)

David Pound, M.D.
Answered on: 6/28/2012

Follow up colons are recommended for when polyps are found. If there were abnormal cells found the follow up is sooner than later.

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 6/20/2012

It is up to you. The current recommendations are to not do another colonoscopy at your age.