How safe and effective is a fecal immunochemical test for someone with a history of polyp removal? 

If I have had polyps removed in the past via colonoscopy procedures, is a FIT test safe now, or do I have to go with my scheduled colonoscopy? I am 70 years old.

Healthcare Providers (3)

I would suggest you proceed with a colonoscopy.

Not recommended if you have polyps.

Do not do a FIT test after polyps are removed. If you had adenomas
removed, just follow the endoscopist’s recommendation regarding the
surveillance interval.

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