My doctor has told me i need a repeat colonoscopy
Probably a colonoscopy is needed.
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
I understand your concern.
The colonoscopy is needed to check for a recurrence of adenoma.
Approximately one percent of adenoma with a diameter less than a centimeter are cancerous.
Patients who have adenomas are also at increased risk for developing cancer compared with patients without adenomas.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
If the polyp is small we can postpone the colonoscopy for three years.
Hi again dear,
If the polyp is small and the entire colon was well seen during your colonoscopy,in general, we recommend a repeat colonoscopy in three years.
So ,in this case you may ask a second opinion before doing the colonoscopy by another gastrologist.
Take care dear,