A 27-year-old male asked:
3-5mm sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. what are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? should i be concerned?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
49 years experience Pathology
No, wait for report: The tissue should have been submitted to a pathologist for examination and you will get a report in a couple of days. At this stage there is nothing to be concerned about. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
Answered on Mar 9, 2018
Dr. Robert Douglas answered
51 years experience Orthodontics
Wait for pathology : Your Gastroenterologist will have sent the polyp to a pathologist for study. I'm sure his office will call you to let you know the results. (S)he will advise you what to do next.
Answered on Oct 17, 2016
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