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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends on....: You may be at a higher risk for polyps than the average person where colonoscopy is advised at 50 years of age. For high risk it is advised at 40 year ... Read More
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Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Lifestyle change: You have colon at age 40, or 10 years younger than the earliest diagnosis in family, whichever comes first, be repeated every five years. Eat a die ... Read More

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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
May be IBS: You symptoms seem more in keeping with irritable bowel syndrome than Crohns. If you had polyps removed, it would be prudent to have repeat colonoscopy ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Polyps: Most colon polyps are adenomas-these are all precabcerous to a degree. That is determined by size, number, and cell type of polyp. Risk of colon cance ... Read More
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Dr. Clare Wilmot
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Colon polyps : There are genetic tests for all varieties of family colon cancers. You may never have another problem, but you need to find out your relatives' type a ... Read More
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Dr. Mehdi Moezi
31 years experience Medical Oncology
Need genetic testing: You may need to discuss with your physician for genetic testing for familial colon cancer and nee dto start screening colonosocpy now.
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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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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