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    Need another after 3 years after polyps removed

    Hi

    I had a colonoscopy and they found 3 polyps. They were removed and sent off and came back benign.

    I have to have another in 3 years time.

    That 3 years is up in April. Im terrified.

    What would the chances be of having more polyps grow in those 3 years?

    xx

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    Re: Need another after 3 years after polyps removed

    I have colonoscopies every 2 years.

    They remove some polyps each time and they have never been anything of concern.

    Why do you have the colonoscopy?

    Why are you terrified?
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    Re: Need another after 3 years after polyps removed

    Hi

    Sorry to confuse - my next one is in April.

    Im terrified as my cousin has bowel c**** and Im just expecting them to find it in April.

    Im scared of the unknown.

    xx

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    Re: Need another after 3 years after polyps removed

    Quote Originally Posted by elviiswi View Post
    Hi

    Sorry to confuse - my next one is in April.

    Im terrified as my cousin has bowel c**** and Im just expecting them to find it in April.

    Im scared of the unknown.

    xx
    No, BC is slow growing so most unlikely any polyps found would have turned cancerous. Any polyps found would either be benign like the ones you had removed or pre-cancerous. It's good you're having a colonoscopy every 3 years

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    Re: Need another after 3 years after polyps removed

    Hi

    Thank you.

    xx

    I originally had one after having loose bowels for a few months.

    I had the calprotectin test which was normal but I was so worried, especially after my cousin being ill at the age of 53 that I had a private colonoscopy.

    I have been diagnosed now with IBS.

    xx

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    Re: Need another after 3 years after polyps removed

    No need to worry really then. A cousin is not really a close relative so you don't need to make that link with it being cancer with you.

    You will do more harm worrying about it to be honest. I have Crohn's and IBS and my consultant said the worst thing for me is stress and worry so I have to keep that to a minimum so you can't worry about it for the next 3 months.
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    Re: Need another after 3 years after polyps removed

    Thank you Nicola.

    I do tend to always think the worse, although on the other hand, I am so pleased I had the colonoscopy and they removed the polyps as they may have turned bad in years to come.

    Blessing in disguise xx

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