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Do colon polyps ever reappear after they have been removed through colonoscopy?

If a polyp has been removed is there a tendency for it to come back? Will I still have to get colonoscopies at the same interval as normal?

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Yes polyps can recur at the same site, so it important to have surveillance colonoscopies as recommended by your gastroenterologist.

Once you have had polyps you are at higher risk of developing more polyps, which is why when they are seen the guidelines suggest repeating a colonoscopy at a more frequent interval.

Polyps can recur, but usually in a different place. If you have polyps, the recommended follow-up is sooner than if you had no polyps.

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