Re: Resection for low grade dysplasia?
I have had four colonoscopies in 9 months. I have had over 70 polyps removed, and out of all of those, they only tatooed one of them, it was 2.1 cm.
So I am not sure as to why or why not they decide to tatoo one, although I know that size is one factor.
I had low grade dysplasia also, and have been diagnosed with HPPS.
I was not satisfied with my first doctor (didn't answer my questions--and had the "I am the Doctor attitude"),and switched to a different medical institution, which was Mayo Clinic.
If your not satisfied with the answers you are getting, or feel uncomfortable with what they are doing, I highly recommend going for a second opionion. Doctors can/do make mistakes also, they are only human. Your best advocate for you is you!
That being said, I am surprised that they did a second colonoscopy a month later, that was really quick. With all the polyps that they find with me, Mayo Clinic refuses to do a follow up colonoscopy in less than 3 months apart, the colon needs time to heal.
Oh, yes, by the way, first doctor tatooed the pre cancerous polyp, checked it three months later, said it was fine. Transferred to Mayo Clinic, they did a colonoscopy three months later, checked the tatooed spot, and found residual tissue---and they took care of it.
Point being---once again---a second opinion by a different doctor certainly would not hurt, or even just a consultation with another doctor may put you at ease and give you some direction. I can't tell you how glad I am that I went for the second opinion. It was a whole new story.
Wish you luck--