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How often do I have to be re-screened for a colonoscopy?

I am 81 years old, and I had a colonoscopy 5 years ago, is it necessary to have one again? I have never had polyps. Is it 5 years or 10 years?

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If you have never had a polyp and no other risk factors, then you should not need another colonoscopy.

Your need for follow up depends on your risk factors. This questions must be answered by a physician that knows your health history.

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