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finding polyps during colonoscopy

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
30 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Adenoma detection: Adenoma detection rate is the standard you are thinking of (different from polyp detection rate as not all polyps are adenomatous, or precancerous). T ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Very common: For people 50 years and older is very common.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: During colonoscopy, if suspicious polyps are seen, they are removed. Histology is the only sure way of knowing if it is a benign or adenomatous polyp.
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: We remove polyps because they can become cancerour.
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Usually yes: Usually the goal is to remove all polyps that are visualized. However in certain occasions, the endoscopist may not be able to do it (if the polyp is ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
20 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the type of polyps. Be sure to follow up and find out what the pathology report said. Tubular adenoma is a pre-cancerous polyp and would ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Possible: 1 cm is not considered very small , current practice of endoscopic screening , will be picked up much smaller than 1 cm , yes could be done with ou ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: If your colonoscopy was without incident, uneventful, and if your recovery has been that way also, I believe you should be able to go to your business ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Esquivel
35 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Polyps typically are pre-cancerous growths. Left alone may have developed colon cancer. Repeat in 5 years generally recommended to recheck for re gr ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
There is no guessing: If you have a high white count, i would advise you to repeat check it once or even twice before we can get concerned about it. If it is indeed high it ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Juvenile polyposis: Mostly inherited, intestinal polyps occur in young people. They are not adenomas and are not malignant, but may be annoying. Repeated colon exams are ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Polyp: Not sure why this polyp was not removed, ask the doctor who performed the procedure. Possible reasons are where it was at, in the cecum, this is a la ... Read More
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