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can you pass a polyp in your stool

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
It would be helpful: ...to know what his bowel pattern was like before the procedure, and whether there are other concerning signs or symptoms present now (e.g. abdominal ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Of course.
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Colonoscopy: Yes, this is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Yes,but I would: notify your colonoscopy doctor,today.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No, you can not!: The polyp can only be found by visual inspection which is commonly done using a lighted rubber tube called sigmoidoscope or a colonoscope.
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No,: polyps are usually diagnosed with colonoscopy, or occasionally visualized on CT scans and barium enemas.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
25 years experience Internal Medicine
No: A stool sample could have blood, which can be a sign of polyps. But blood in the stool can be caused by a long list of other things. Polyps can only b ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably OK: Postpolypectomy bleeding usually occurs within the first 7 days of the procedure but has been reported as far out as 21 days. If the bleeding slows do ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Internal hemorrhoids: Internal hemorrhoids are common and may bleed occasionally, especially if one is constipated or strains with bowel movements. The usual treatment is t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the stool sample. It is not likely to be related to your colonoscopy. If you do n ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie Schochet
18 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rare: In this age group, bright bleeding with boowel movements is almost always ourtlet type from an anal cause such as hemorrhoids or anal fissure. Brisk d ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Blood in stool: could be either red, maroon, or black, depending on location of bleeding. You should contact the doctor who performed the procedure and ask for his/h ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Not unusual: Polyps are common and often silent(no associated blood loss). That is why colon screening is advised. He has benefited from the procedure but also nee ... Read More
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