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

I had two small polyps (not malignant) 5 years ago at the age of 86. Is another colonoscopy necessary?

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

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

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