Please let me give you some background. My husband had minor changes in his bowel habit, tummy pain and rectal bleeding which got worse. He also had a narrow stool once. Anyway, he got referred on the 2 week pathway after 2 instances of blood for a colonoscopy. He's 36. Anyway, he had this done yesterday which thankfully said no tumours were found. They found 2 polyps though. 1 large at 10mm and 1 at 7mm. They removed them and he's doing well. My question is they said about a repeat colonoscopy in 6 months to check the area 'to make sure they got everything' that's if his biopsy is clear from yesterdays procedure. The doctor seemed to think it will be. However, going forward as my husband is so young relatively speaking what is the normal surveillance procedure now? His mothers had large polyps picked up and removed but not young- she was in her 60s. Should he permanently be on an early surveillance prog now permanently or just if he continues to get issues. An early surveillance prog has been mentioned but I'm not sure what. There's no history of bowel cancer in his family just these large polyps.
is there anything we can do if he is predisposed genetically to prevent bowel cancer and thinking for our daughter should we do anything when she gets older to ensure she's gut healthy. / will need surveillance
sorry to post in that group.. I'm not sure where else to post.