Colonoscopy and Colon Polyps
Q: I just had a colonoscopy and they found two non-cancerous colon polyps and one non-cancerous lipoma (no previous polyps prior), when should I have my next colonoscopy?
A: Lipomas (benign tumors consisting of fat) are benign, that is, they are not cancerous. If the pathologist (the doctor who examines the polyp) is confident that the polyp is a lipoma, no further tests or surveillance will be necessary.
When to perform the next colonoscopy after removal of two non-cancerous, non-lipomatous polyps depends on several issues:...