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Do I need a follow up colonoscopy in 3 years if I had one small polyp on a previous colonoscopy that was not advanced?
MedHead Confidence Score: 7
Amount Saved: $3,000 cost of colonoscopy
Be aware of the over-cautious gastroenterologist! Most polyps found on colonoscopy are very small and won’t lead to cancer. The minimum follow up for 1-2 small (less than 1cm) polyps that aren’t highly advanced, should be five years. $3,000 is a nice trip to Hawaii. I’d rather be in Hawaii than have a tube shoved up my back-end.