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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
ER visit: To be on the safe side check in at the er to rule out the possibility of infection.
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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 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faysal Saab
9 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Possibly: We don't really know because most people don't get colonoscopies in their 20's. Most people start at age 50 for colon cancer screening. There are some ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
24 years experience Radiology
Not typically: Polyps are solid masses of tissue. Usually when we speak of a body part rupturing, it is a hollow structure like an aneurysm, a cyst.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Some: There are different types of colon polyps. Some will not turn into cancer. But many (adenomatous polyps in particular) have a high likelihood of tur ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
No ...: ... On the contrary. The smaller the polyp, the less likely it is to be "cancerous". Sessile just means flat (harder to find) versus pedunculated (m ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy: At colonoscopy several types of tools are used through the scope to 'bite off' or 'lassoo' and remove the polyps.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
42 years experience General Surgery
Few days: Days to get results. Once the lab gets the specimen, the polyp has to be processed the next day the polyp is cut very thin, and stained and put on a s ... Read More

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