Hey everyone. I realize this might be small potatoes after reading a lot of the posts here but I'm an anxious person. I'm a 31 year old male.
Long story short: In November 2017 I had a colonoscopy after having rectal bleeding every now and then for about 2 years-ish. I would go to the doctor and they would write it off as hemorrhoids. It came to a head when it started to be more frequent until I went to my doctor again and this time got a colonoscopy scheduled. The GI doctor found 2 polyps, 1 was a single sessile 4mm polyp of benign appearance in the distal ascending - completely removed. The other was a single pedunculated 15mm polyp of benign appearance with stigmata of recent bleeding in the sigmoid - completely removed. This is where the doctor believes my problem came from.
He had the polyps sent for testing. The 4mm polyp came back as completely benign. The 15mm one with bleeding came back precancerous, saying it had VERY high dysplasia. Because of this finding, he wanted me to have a follow up 6 months later. My colonoscopy is coming up on Monday and I'm just anxious about all the 'what ifs' such as, he didn't get it all, something from the bigger polyp got into the wall, etc. I know objectively it's silly but I can't help it.
Anyway, after the removal of a precancerous polyp what are the chances of there being any issues? I've heard and read conflicting things that make me a bit nervous.