President Biden had a benign, slow-growing and potential precancerous polyp removed from his colon throughout final week’s sudden colonoscopy, his physician revealed in a memo.
The 3 millimeter polyp was recognized as a “tubular adenoma” — much like the polyp Biden had removed in 2008, the president’s physician Kevin O’Connor mentioned Wednesday.
The specimen, whereas benign, is potentially considered precancerous however there may be “no further action” required for the president, aside from routine checkups, the doctor mentioned.
O’Connor added that repeat colonoscopies are often really useful in seven to 10 years.
Following Biden’s routine physician’s appointment on Friday, O’Connor launched a six-page report of the president’s bodily, initially revealing the benign polyp was recognized. O’Connor wrote that the colonoscopy was “reassuring.”
The physician additionally famous the 79-year-old commander in chief is “fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency,” although experiencing extra “stiffness.”
Biden underwent anesthesia for his colonoscopy at Walter Reed Medical Center, handing over presidential powers to Vice President Kamala Harris for 85 minutes.
His bodily and process weren’t listed on his day by day schedule and White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to reply questions on when the appointment was scheduled.
Despite the constructive well being news, many Americans are fearful in regards to the president’s well being.
A Politico/Morning Consult survey revealed final week discovered that round 50 p.c of registered voters disagreed with the assertion “Joe Biden is in good health,” whereas solely 40 p.c agreed and 10 p.c had no opinion.
The ballot additionally discovered that roughly 48 p.c of voters disagreed with the assertion “Joe Biden is mentally fit,” whereas 46 p.c agreed and 6 p.c had no opinion.
The numbers are much like a Harvard-Harris poll from final month which discovered that 53 p.c of voters have doubts in regards to the president’s health, whereas 47 p.c don’t. The survey additionally discovered that 58 p.c of respondents mentioned Biden was too outdated to be president, whereas 42 p.c felt he was match sufficient for the job.
The White House has rigorously tiptoed round questions on Biden’s well being all through his time in workplace as he’s presently the oldest individual to sit down as president.
Most not too long ago, Psaki blamed a persistent cough on allergic reactions.
In his report final week, Biden’s bodily revealed the coughing was brought on by abdomen acid, noting there have been no tumors or polyps and his vocal cords appeared regular.
“Tracheal, esophageal and pharyngeal epithelium did show changes associated with persistent gastroesophageal reflux,” O’Connor wrote, including, “there were no signs of ulcers, cancer or any other serious condition.”