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Michelle King Robson & Dr. John Garvie Share Her Colonoscopy Results (VIDEO)

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Michelle King Robson and Dr. John Garvie review the results of Michelle's colonoscopy.

Michelle King Robson:
Dr. Garvie, I had my colonoscopy. Thank you very much, it was great. It was a wonderful experience, actually, and it’s done very well on the website. I have to tell you we have so many people who have gone and viewed the colonoscopy because there is such a fear of what it is and it’s almost a sense of embarrassment and it’s interesting how many people don’t want to have this procedure done because they are afraid of it.

So I think getting that information and putting that video out has been really helpful to our EmpowHer viewers and users, and I don’t know if you’ve gotten any feedback on it but we certainly have had a great amount of feedback on it.

Dr. John Garvie:
You know we’ve had some good feedback as well. I think it’s gone a long ways towards breaking down some of the fear barriers.

Michelle King Robson:
Good, good, well we hope to continue to do that. But I had polyp, which was, I was a little surprised that I had a polyp. I guess I was supposed to have one so that we can talk about what happens if you have a polyp after having a colonoscopy or during the colonoscopy.

Dr. John Garvie:
Yeah, you were very accommodating.

Michelle King Robson:
Wasn’t I?

Dr. John Garvie:
The first thing to say is that there are two major kinds of polyps that we find. When we do a colonoscopy, there are non-malignant polyps and then there are polyps that are pre-malignant. Based on the tissue type after the analysis done by pathology your polyp was identified as a pre-malignant polyp called an adenomatous polyp. For patients with adenomatous polyps follow up is required and the standard follow up for a single small adenomatous polyp, benign that you had, is five years from the first colonoscopy. That’s assuming you remaining symptom-free.

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