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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
High: From your statement it appears that you had a colon polyp removed. If that is the case you are at higher than normal risk of colonic polyps. It would ... Read More
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Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
38 years experience General Surgery
Likely high: Depending on the nature of the previous polyps, and other risk factors, polyp recurrence can be almost a certainty over time in young patients. In som ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
42 years experience General Surgery
Increased risk?: It is now accepted that adenomatous colon polyps under the right conditions will progress to cancer if present for 5-10 years. However not all polyps ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Colon polyps: Diets high in fiber, calcium, antioxidants (as from broccoli/cabbage/ cauliflower/brussel sprouts; green leafy vegetables; brightly colored fruits and ... Read More
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Dr. Su Fairchild
24 years experience Integrative Medicine
Avoid processed food: Simple sugars and processed carbs should be avoided or limited. This includes any flour product.. The fine grind makes absorption quick, and spikes yo ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
44 years experience Pathology
Family history? : Colon polyps are very common and most are benign. When they are still very small, there is no way to predict for sure which ones may become cancerous ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Abnormal gowths : Neoplasia is a general term to describe abnormal growth pattern, cancer-like, unregulated by normal bodily control systems. Some colon polyps are dest ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
27 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: No, typically not painful.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Eh: Dangerous is a strong term Certain colon polyps are considered precursors to cancer. That is, if not removed, they have potential to become cancer.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Size, but what cells: While larger polyps tend to be more concerning for cancer than smaller ones, it really depends on the cells that the polyp contains, which is why poly ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Varies: But tend to grow slowly & that is why colonoscopy surveillance is recommended every 5 years with risks or every 10 years if no colon cancer risk facto ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Relatively : Slowly. Usually from a single cell to a polyps the size of a pencil eraser takes 2-3 years, but there can be a wide degree of variability in both beni ... Read More
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