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Colon polyp 4mm

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Hard to tell: It depends what type of polys we are referring to . There are very aggressive polyps that invariably turn in to cancer unless the whole colon is remov... Read More
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
General Surgery 36 years experience
Some grow quickly.: I personally have a family history of colon cancer and had a normal colonoscopy only 2 years before i had a bleeding episode discovered to be from a c... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Depends on size and: How fast it is growing. It could be cancer, so it probably should be removed. Consult with your GI specialist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shirlene Moten
Family Medicine 33 years experience
You'll get Medicated: You'll be anesthetized, whether the polyp is removed through the scope or through a surgical procedure. Most importantly, it needs to come out, be tes... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
NO: If you remove it and follow your doctor's advice
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 48 years experience
Specific vs general: A colon polyp is a more specific type of a colon lesion. A colon lesion can be any type of colon abnormality including cancer, polyp, ulcer, atrophy, ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Surgical removal: During endoscopy most of the polyps could be removed with out surgery through the colonoscope , some times if it is very big, no pedicle , has maligna... Read More
A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 31 years experience
Pre-cancerous: As opposed to a hyperplastic polyp, an adenomatous polyp is the type of growth in your colon that can become cancerous over time. Variants such as vi... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Varies: Some colon polyps are cancer from the start and others are precancerous and if not removed can become malignant. All polyps found at colonoscopy shoul... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hallett
Radiology 29 years experience
Have it removed...: You should have these removed. If totally removed and no evidence of cancer, no need to further worry about that polyp. Left alone, a percentage could... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Sort of the same: An adenomatous polyp is not cancer so by definition is "benign" although it harbors the potential of becoming malignant with time. Not all benign poly... Read More
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