Re: When should I have the next followup colonoscopy?
I live and work in China so my specialist is Chinese. I had a small flat polyp in the end of second stage removed. It was not in pre-cancerous stage, but close to it, I was told. I have to have colonoscopy again in six months and, following that, only if it is totally clear, I will need one every three years. However, if I had had so many polyps and one pre-cancerous, I would want a colonoscopy every year to be on the safe side, no matter what the doctor said. I know its nasty but colon cancer is a horrible way to go.
Certainly the doctor who told you five years seemed pretty negligent. My polyp grew in four years, I believe, as I had one of those very expensive scan things which takes half an hour and three previous days of purging four years ago and nothing was to be seen. I can't remember the name of the machine but it cost an arm and a leg! This was over a completely different tummy problem, by the way, but they were checking me out for cancer.
Best of luck to you and I hope the rest of your test will be negative.