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Old 10-25-2011, 04:08 PM   #1
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Advice needed on Colonoscopy results!

Hi everyone

Well just got back from my first ever colonoscopy! I am a healthy 28 year old female and was only referred due to experiencing blood in my stools. What an experience! I opted for sedation and was given 1mg of midazolam and 50mcg of fentanyl with no effect!! I was in so much pain at one point they had to stop, they did gave me another dose of the painkiller but didn't seem to have a quick enough effect

A 12 mm polyp was removed from the distal sigmoid. I have been advised to visit my GP in 2 weeks (for the results I assume?) and to have a repeat colonoscopy in 1 year.

I am just wondering why they want me to have a repeat in 1 year, when they usually repeat in 3-5 years? Do they suspect something more serious? I have no history of bowel cancer or polyps in my family and only 1 polyp was found? The report also indicates that the bowel prep was good.

Any advice would be appreciated

 
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:05 PM   #2
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Re: Advice needed on Colonoscopy results!

HI, I believe it was because they did find a polyp. Also do you know what kind of polyp it was? I believe there are two kinds, non-cancerous and pre-cancerous. They can usually tell by the shape. Did you get a hardcopy report before you left?

 
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:27 PM   #3
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Re: Advice needed on Colonoscopy results!

Hi CJ, Thanks for your response.

Yes they gave me a hard copy of my report, all it says is that they found a 12mm pedunculated polyp in the distal sigmoid. The outcome was that I return to my referring doctor in two weeks and a colonoscopy and polyp surveillance be carried out in 1 year.

From reading others experiences and guidelines on cancer websites, I was under the impression that as long as they were not the 'pre-cancerous' ones a repeat colonoscopy should be carried out in 3-5yrs? Do you think they can tell just by looking at it that it may be the 'bad' polyp?

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Re: Advice needed on Colonoscopy results!

HI, after doing more research via search engine there are two shapes and 4 different kinds. pedunculated refers to the shape. The different kinds refer to inflammatory, etc. (I'd do a search on pedunculated polyp) to get a good explanation cuz its a lot for me to type in here. It could several things according to what I read. So I wouldn't get too excited. They probably just want you to get your lab results from your PCP.

 
Old 11-07-2011, 07:01 PM   #5
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Re: Advice needed on Colonoscopy results!

Haven't been on for awhile. Just read your post, and hopefully by now you have gotten a good report. The next time you get a colonoscopy ask for propofol. That is what my doc gives me. Once I had versed and demerol, and I begged and pleaded for him to stop. I am very sorry that your first experience was not good. Let us know how you are.

 
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