polyp found during colonoscopy

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Hi all my surgeon today did a colonoscopy due to rectal bleeding. he diagnosed me with a colon polyp and hemmeroids. the polyp was 18mm and sent for pathology, has anyone been through similar. my consultant/surgeon/professor says he's 99% it's benign. Anyone had this before???

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    I had a couple of polyps removed after a colonoscopy 2-3 years ago that were benign. The chances, like your doctor says, are overwhelmingly in favour of them being nothing to worry about. 
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    I had three of them and all were large. My doctor was concerned as she said I am kind of young to have three large polyps. Well in my case I have Crohn's disease, so it isn't really unusual for someone with IBD to get growths. None of them were cancer. From what I read 99% of polyps are non cancerous. Cancer in the colon some times is flat and hard to detect. It is really an issue with those with IBD. So if you don't have a family history of cancer or have Ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease then you probably will be ok. I am not a doctor, but from what I have read. I am concerned due to me having IBD. So try not to worry about it. The pathology report took about three to five days for mine.

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    DP, the surgeon told me there and then (well, once I'd recovered and fully woke up) that they were non-cancerous and benign. 

    I haven idea how big they were. 

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