A 55-year-old female asked:
what is the cause for colon polyps? i went in for my five year colonoscopy and they removed three. five years ago, they removed two. these are benign
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Pathology 49 years experience
Not known: It is good that you had colonoscopy and had the polyps removed. We do not know the exact cause of polyps. It is likely a combination of genetics, diet and environment.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
If I have aspine fusion surgeryusingmetal screws and rods, will they ever need to be removed?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 23 years experience
Usually Not: Following successful spine fusion, the instrumentation typically remains. Conditions such as a deep infection, nonhealing fusion, and on rare occasion, painful/prominent instrumentation may be treated by removal of the instrumentation.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
I change my diet to reduce the chance of getting colon polyps?
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
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A 21-year-old member asked:
If I have colon or rectal cancer that has spread to the liver, should I have chemotherapy first?
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Specializes in Hepatology
Depends: Some patients undergo resection first and some undergo chemotherapy. These decisions are best made in conjunction with your medical team (surgeon, oncologist).
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Can plastic surgeons remove skin from noses for a small are of skin cancer?
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Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
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A 47-year-old member asked:
How painful is it to have a mole removed?
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Pathology 28 years experience
It depends/not bad.: It depends on where the mole is as well as its size, etc.. If the mole is irregular and large, it might need wide excision to rule out, and capture a possible malignancy, like melanoma. If it is small and uniform, it can be removed like a wart with outpatient surgery, likely by freezing it off. Pain killers, etc csan be given, so there is probably little or no pain. Best to get it removed.
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Last updated Dec 13, 2020
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