Do the benign polyps come back?

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Pathfindergrl28
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Do the benign polyps come back?

Postby Pathfindergrl28 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:44 pm

I'm 36/F. I'm due for a follow up colonoscopy next month. I had a 12 mm tubulovillous adenoma (benign) removed from my sigmoid colon in Dec. 2014. My GI doctor said it didn't have dysplasia, and the path report didn't mention it either. He said he completely removed it via polypectomy. I was just wondering do polyps these size typically come back?? I was wondering what had been some of your experiences with follow up colonoscopies for benign polyps over 1 cm? Thanks everyone...
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Colonoscopy 12/1/14: DX with 12 mm Tubulovillous adenoma polyp (benign), & diverticulosis in colon, Lynch negative
Colonoscopy 10/21/16: Clear colonoscopy, diverticulosis

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Re: Do the benign polyps come back?

Postby mypinkheaven » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:59 pm

if the polyp was completely removed, it can't grow back. Of course, other polyps can grow - probably also benign and probably pretty small if your colonoscopy was 2 years ago. 8)
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Re: Do the benign polyps come back?

Postby Nik Colon » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:41 pm

New polyps can develop. At my one yr after surgery I had a small 3mm benign polyp

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Re: Do the benign polyps come back?

Postby Pathfindergrl28 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:51 am

Thanks for your replies... Where my polyp was 12 mm, just nervous about the follow up colonoscopy... Definitely praying it's clear.... Was just wondering what others experiences were... :)
36/F
Genetic high BP since age 22 (currently on Bystolic)
Wife, mom of two girls
Colonoscopy 12/1/14: DX with 12 mm Tubulovillous adenoma polyp (benign), & diverticulosis in colon, Lynch negative
Colonoscopy 10/21/16: Clear colonoscopy, diverticulosis

"Don't worry about anything, instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done." Philippians 4:6

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Re: Do the benign polyps come back?

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:57 am

I had a benign polyp removed during a sigmoidoscopy following surgery. Polyps are very common. I hope your follow up colonoscopy is clear.*hugs*
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Re: Do the benign polyps come back?

Postby Pathfindergrl28 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:17 pm

Thanks so much Darkness embraced... I hope your future scopes & tests are all clear & benign as well.... :)
36/F
Genetic high BP since age 22 (currently on Bystolic)
Wife, mom of two girls
Colonoscopy 12/1/14: DX with 12 mm Tubulovillous adenoma polyp (benign), & diverticulosis in colon, Lynch negative
Colonoscopy 10/21/16: Clear colonoscopy, diverticulosis

"Don't worry about anything, instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done." Philippians 4:6


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