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What will happen if a doctor finds something during a colonoscopy?

I am apprehensive about getting a colonoscopy or endoscopy because I am afraid of a negative test. What will happen to me if the test comes back positive for something like polyps?

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If a doctor finds a polyp during colonoscopy, they will be removed depending on the number of polyps and their size. After removal, they will be sent to a laboratory for a full pathological examination. Then the gastroenterologist and patient will be notified of the examination results.

If the gastroenterologist finds polyps during the colonoscopy they usually attempt to remove them through the use of the endoscope right there and then.? Its rare that you would need further intervention, but if they feel that they could not get all of the polyp or they couldn’t be sure they may repeat the procedure sooner.? Either way – its better to find them early so that you can address them than to ignore them and let them grow into a cancer.

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