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Hi I had a colonoscopy and there was 5 biopsies done a flat firm polyp was found and biopsied the results say tubular adenoma with focal high grade dysplasia. I also have in the results chronic inflammation of the colon..prior to the colonoscopy about 5 weeks I was on 1250 mg daily for 6 days of prednisone for an ms attack so my doctor said that would of caused the biopsy regarding chrohnes or colitis to be inconclusive. As the steroids would of calmed some of the inflammation down..I don't have any family history father is adopted mothers family died early in her life when she was 3 not sure what illnesses her mom or sister had when they passed away...should I have repeat colonoscopy or is everything ok? Thank you in advance

Yes your cortisone treatment would make any evaluation of your colon inflammation somewhat inconclusive. What is even more important however is your adenoma. A biopsy was done showing some high grade dysplasia. The adenoma does not seem to have been removed. That makes this adenoma evaluation uncertain. I would prefer a new colonoscopy where your adenoma - if possible - should be completely removed for a pathology examination. So this is what I strongly suggest! Good luck!

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