How often do I need a colonoscopy?

I had one 10 years ago. They removed a polyp. I then had another in 3 years. There were no polyps. It’s now been 5 years since my last one. When do I need another one since there were no polyps the last time? I’ve heard two different things. When no polyps are found some advise another test in 5 years, some say 10 years. Which is it?

Healthcare Providers (1)

Every 5 years is the current recommendation if you have had polyps in the past.

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