Colonoscopy

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I had my colonoscopy on Friday they found 6 polyps, 4 of them are 5 mm or smaller and one was between 25 - 30 mm and one was 45 mm.  I know it's stupid but I have looked on the internet and everything I'm reading says that if it's over 30 mm there are most likely cancer cells in the polyp.  Very scared because you know it's almost 2020 and it still takes 14 days to get results from a lab back.  Has anyone out there had a polyp at 30 mm or bigger?

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    What you have read is correct but that is statistics. What matters is they found them! They could well have proved dangerous if they hadn’t. Possibly not, but not worth the risks. The question of how aggressive they are they will tell you. Things most often take years and years to develop in the colon (that’s the one good thing) so 14 days won’t make any difference. They may want to put you on much more regular colonoscopies and with 6, albeit 4 are probably nothing at this stage, I would follow that advice. With regular colonoscopies, you should be able to nip future invaders in the bud - literally. 
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      Thank you, and I know 14 days is nothing but right now it seems like a lifetime to wait.  But I will get through it and praying that it's nothing.  They did say I needed another one in a year, is that too soon?  I have heard 5 to 10 years?

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      Hi again! Lots of family/friends are medics! I’m a lawyer (boo hiss). When I was a child I became fascinated by the gut and even did a huge school project with a vast 3D diagram I made. Then I needed an extra science to get into university so took Human Biology. Plus a long gastric history where you pick up a lot. I drive my specialists mad  asking tons of questions but then they get interested and start talking about their work. When I was younger I got far more panicky about digestive things but looking back over many years you get a sense of perspective too. Ironically, the thing that is going to get me is not connected to my digestive system at all....Such is life! 
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    Well I have 2 and getting a procedure done on the 16th of July if it's 5cm and I am giving the result of this it's sounds like probably the surgeon your going to be seeing will have too remove your colon and you will have too wear a bag I am having half of mine gone and will be wearing a temporary bag I will not be able to do any strenous work for 2 months and I can not lift over 10 pounds. Yes I am very nervous this is the most biggest procedure I have ever had done I have too have mine removed or it will turn into colon cancer some polyps are not cancerous and some definitely are. I just want them out and done and over with. My surgeon he has been a doctor for over 21 years now it's took me over a month too get in there too get this done cause of last referral lied and said no one called and they did my PCP she referred me too this surgeon here so I am in very good hands. Hope this helps a little.

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    Update on my robotic surgery I had on July 16th everything is going good no bag either he didn't need too out one in I was so happy about that the stitches are all gone I went home the next day I am up moving around exercising but can't lift anything over 10 pounds for 6 weeks so 2 more weeks I will be good to go everything went good I go back in a year though to do a colonoscopy which is ok with me any polyps show up they can remove them.

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    Hi

    Ive just had a 40mm colon polyp removed last week.

    When i had my colonoscopy i had 10 biopsys taken . My results came back as low grade polyp and my surgeon said this was nothing to worry about.

    Im now waiting for my biopsy results after my op. Surgeon has given me an appointment on the 20th saying again not to worry.

    I think they can tell at colonoscopy wether the polyps are cancerous or any sign of pre cancer.

    Try not to worry too much. I'm trying to stay positive,even though my mind is still thinking sometimes 'what if' .

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