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A 20-year-old female asked:

how/why does a polyp keep your endometrial lining from shedding?

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Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
Blockage: A polyp sits atop the endometrial and usually partially made of endometrial material. When the endo lining sheds, the part under the polyp cannot shed as the polyp blocks its. Think of rain falling on a field with a huge thick tree setting in the middle. The rain cannot really get to the ground under the tree as it is blocked by the tree; sample principle with the polyp.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What does a polyp look like?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Typically like moles: Polyps can occur anywhere in the colon. Polyps vary in size and shape from flat, pancake-like lesions or on stalks like mushrooms. The polyps may be millimeters is size to centimeters.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have a polyp in a transerve position?

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Dr. Wendell Goins
General Surgery 42 years experience
Not sure: I think you are asking about polyps located in the transverse colon. This is the part of the colon that comes across the top or mid-point of the abdomen, from right to left.
A 40-year-old female asked:

What does a polyp feel like?

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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Location ?: If in colon, most are w/o sensation... There fore dangerous to grow without knowledge of. If you are over 50, get your screening colonoscopy done. If you have a hx of family polyps follow your doc's screening advice.
Dr. Kamel Sadek
Dr. Kamel Sadek commented
Family Medicine 25 years experience
If a polyp is inside your nose, it can be very painful when is gets large enough to clog your nasal passages, and it can cause severe sinus infection with severe swelling of the one side of your face.
Aug 13, 2012
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: polyp?

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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Infectious Disease 47 years experience
Bump that sticks out: A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn into a malignant tumor.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

What is leiomyomatous polyp?How it is treated?What is the risk.?

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Dr. Anthony Brignoni
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Pedunculated myoma: This is a fibroid tumor ( myoma, leiomyoma) which is attached by a stalk. If inside the uterine cavity it can cause abnormal uterine bleeding, pain. It can also prolapse through the cervix. Outside in the exterior walls of the uterus symptoms could develop with a torsion of the pedicle causing severe pain, surgery. It can also cause symptoms relarged to mass effect, pressure, pain.

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