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How often do I need a colonoscopy if polyps were found?

If polyps were detected and removed during a colonoscopy, how often should subsequent colonoscopies be done?

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That actually depends on the size and the type of the polyps removed. You should talk with the endoscopist who removed them to see when they feel you should have a recheck.

Based on the pathology and size of the polyps, you should have a colonoscopy every 3-5 years.

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