The doctor should at least be more forward and honest with all the facts rather than off-handedly stating it's nothing to worry about
Again....do homework and read all the pertinent information. Stats mean nothing when one is of the small percentage where they don't hold true.
WhiteSox...do you have a copy of your colonoscopy?...when did she say for you to have your next c-scope?
What I would probably do if I were in your situation would be to have another one in a year...if all is negative...then do 2 - 3 years.
I agree that IBDers have the benefit of more c-scopes and the knowledge that they are usually slow growing.
If your polyps were limited to the lower part of the colon, your doc could just do a sigmoidoscopy instead of a full c-scope.
5ASA meds are believed to help lower the chance of cancer in IBDers....something you might consider if you're not on them and can take them.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!