When will another colonoscopy be necessary?
This depends on the size, number, location, and type of polyp(s) removed. It may also depend if your family history includes family members with a history of colon cancer or colon polyps. A final recommendation may depend on the type of polyp, as determined by the pathologist, as well as an assessment of other risk factors by your gastroenterologist. The responsibility for scheduling and completing your next colonoscopy is yours.
If you experience a persistent change in bowel habits, bleeding, and/or abdominal pain, colonoscopy may be needed sooner than the recommended follow up, call our office at 216-593-7700 to make an appointment with one of our physicians.