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how colon polyps develop

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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Dr. Jan Rakinic
38 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No.: Polyps are not painful. If you are having abdominal pain, there is another reason. See your doctor.
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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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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
By scope vs. surgery: If your colon polyps are identified colonoscopically, they can be removed piecemeal by cold biopsy, or cauterized by wrapping a snare around the polyp ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Variable: Generally we discuss polyp growth as being exponential, so that from a single cell to a polyp 1 cubic centimeter in size probably takes 2-3 years. H ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Not typically: On occasion, polyps may infarct, twist on their stalk, bleed, or secrete (villous tumors of the rectum) with resulting "diarrhea." however, most polyp ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 years experience General Surgery
Yes and No: Removal of colon polyps depend on their size. Smaller polyps with a narrow base can usually be removed easily at the time of colonoscopy. Larger polyp ... Read More
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