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My mother had a colon polyp removed at 45, my dad had one

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My mother had a colon polyp removed at 45, my dad had one removed at 65 and my brother had one removed at 41. I am 38 years old and had a colonoscopy when I was 32. I had no polyps and was "all clear". When is it recommended I get my next colonoscopy?

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Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Well, The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with age, with more than 90 percent of cases occurring in persons aged 50 or older.

I would make clear that- you should have a colonoscopy every 10 years after the age of 50.

If there is a family history or a personal history of premalignant polyps then a colonoscopy should be scheduled more frequently.

As you had normal colonoscopy report, So, you should get repeat done after 10 years.

You should get it done, at 42 years age.

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Customer: replied 29 days ago.
this is true even though I have polyps in all my immediate family members as early as 41?

Dear,

I can understand your concern.

Yes, true even, if you had polyps in family history.

Well, at your age, you can get colonoscopy done after every 10 years.

Please be relaxed.

As you had normal colonoscopy report in past, So, you should get repeat done after 10 years.

God bless you and take care.

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Customer: replied 29 days ago.
Thank you so much! God bless!