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How many polyps are normal during a colonoscopy?

If your doctor finds any polyps during a colonoscopy, this is considered an abnormal or positive result. Polyps are an abnormal growth on the wall of your colon. Over time, these polyps can grow and transform into colon cancer.

Finding 1-2 small polyps during a colonoscopy puts you at low risk of developing colon cancer. If larger polyps or more than 5 polyps are found, you are considered at high risk for developing colon cancer.

What happens during a colonoscopy?

Should polyps be removed during a colonoscopy?

How large a polyp can be removed during a colonoscopy?

Do polyps grow back?

What happens if polyps are not removed?

How serious is a precancerous polyp?

What happens after they find and remove polyps?

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