Some people will need further colonoscopies because polyps can recur. Polyps can sometimes run in families. This is uncommon, butmeans you'll need colonoscopy checks at regular intervals.

You might be asked to have repeat examinations at intervals of around three to five years to catch any further polyps that may develop and potentially turn into bowel cancer.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018