Joe Biden reportedly underwent a colonoscopy at a Manhattan hospital in 2017 and was warned beforehand that his white blood cell count was “moderately high,” according to the New York Post, but the former vice president recently told a Rhode Island newspaper that he only discovered the presence of polyps while undergoing colonoscopy on September 22nd. “And then, six minutes before we got in, my whole bathroom went to just dead silence,” Biden said. “And then my wife said, ‘Um, if you close the door, I’m going to have to tell you something.’ I said, ‘What are you talking about? I don’t even know how to close the door.’” President Trump, the Post reported, had a benign growth removed during his colonoscopy in 2012.
White House physician Ronny Jackson, who performed the president’s last colonoscopy (and reportedly said the results were “positive”), told reporters that the polyps removed from the vice president’s colonoscopy were “benign.” “There was not a polyp on his colonic mass,” Dr. Jackson said.
According to Dr. Jackson, the 72-year-old Biden also had the results of a first colonoscopy (recently completed) and a simple flexible capsule biopsy — which were both benign as well. “There’s no reason to believe he has any of those polyps develop,” the White House physician said.
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