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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
32 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Colon Polyp: A polyp in the colon is not a disease. A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not a disease: Neasrly all colon cancers start off as a polyps, however most polyps are benign. Both benign and malignant polyps can eventually cause bleeding, pain, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
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
32 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
NO: If you remove it and follow your doctor's advice
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
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
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
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
30 years experience General Surgery
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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hallett
28 years experience Radiology
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
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