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Which Symptoms Are Associated With Colon Polyps? - Dr. Garvie (VIDEO)

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Michelle King Robson and Dr. John Garvie talk about the symptoms someone might exhibit when she/he has a colon polyp.

Michelle King Robson:
What would my symptoms be if I was having problem?

Dr. John Garvie:
The symptoms of a polyp by and large are nothing.

Michelle King Robson:

Dr. John Garvie:
And I think we want to emphasize that to the people that look at your website that polyps are silent and will remain silent until they have grown to a sufficient size where they can cause symptoms. What I am referring to is that if you had any GI related symptoms like unexplained abdominal pain, change in your bowel habit, obvious blood in your stool or microscopic blood in your stool, that would require that you come in for an earlier than normal colonoscopy procedure.

Michelle King Robson:
Okay, that makes sense.

Dr. John Garvie:
And assuming that you have none of that and you remain symptom-free, the next interval would be five year.

Michelle King Robson:
Okay, so just, you just know that it is five years.

Watch Michelle's Story About Her Colonoscopy Experience


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