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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Depends on the pathology. Cancerous polyps or pre-cancerous polyps are best treated with one complete operation to remove the affected colon along wit ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Ask surgeon: as they know all test results and is best qualified to answer your question.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: 8mm is moderately large, if it was an adenoma it should be removed completely...Though if was non specific inflammation or a lipoma excision is not ne ... Read More
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Diminutive polyp: No reasons to worry before the pathology report. Most polyps are benign, and even if that is not the case, being diagnosed early will give you a good ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 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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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Wait for results: Biopsies do not mean cancer; describes tissue sample taken, to look under the microscope. Your partner had 2 small, flat polyps (bumps to the naked ey ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Polyp: The answer really depends on what kind of benign polyp it is. Generally you should listen to your physician about this. If you want a second opinion a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Dall-winther
16 years experience Family Medicine
Tubular adenomas?: It depends on the pathology results. If you have pre-cancerous polyps such as tubular adenomas, you will need more frequent scopes, yes. If your pol ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Cecal polyp: Cecal polyp is located in the proximal colon where the small intestine meets the large bowel. Apr (abdominal perineal resection) is usually reserved f ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: Any polyp can harbor cancer, and in lynch's even small polyps are worrisome. However, you are very smart to undergo frequent colonoscopies, which trem ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
YES: Any polyp found on colonoscopy should be removed and reviewed by pathologist. Remember the purpose of the colonoscopy is not to detect cancer but poly ... Read More
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