A 60-year-old female asked:
i just had 58 polyps removed from my colon. is there something i can do to keep more from growing?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Cheng answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Polys: Your physician should have counselled you on a high fiber diet.
Answered on Feb 15, 2017
Dr. Shaym Puppala answered
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Wait for better data: Wait for more convincing data.There are some studies that show a decrease in number and size of polyps with an NSAID called sulindac, but no decrease in the risk for colon cancer, so no point, really. Also, most NSAIDS are associated with higher risk for heart attack. Studies with aspirin have conflicting results, balancing benefits with risk for bleeding from stomach or intracranial hemorrhage.
Answered on Feb 1, 2016
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