A 47-year-old member asked:
can polyps fall off by themselves?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Edward Gold answered
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: They need to be removed endoscopically.
Answered on Nov 12, 2017
Dr. Jan Rakinic answered
37 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Sometimes yes!: On rare occasions, certain types of polyps will fall off by themselves- it's called autoamputation. This is more common with a type of polyp called juvenile polyp. However, most polyps need to be removed by endoscopists.
Answered on Sep 21, 2019
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