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A 33-year-old female asked:

I had a colonoscopy and they did a biopsy and it came out : colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid hyperplasia. what does this mean?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It means you have no: This means, no cancer was found. Lymphoid hyperplasia has no particular significance in this site . So you have no need to worry about cancer or anything else based on this biopsy report. Which is benign.
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Dr. Stephen Lloyd
47 years experience
Not a true polyp: The goal of colonoscopy is to prevent the development of colon cancer, a process that takes 10 years from the start of a polyp. A small bump was seen that may have been an early polyp, but on biopsy it was only a lymph gland- nothing to worry about! good news! no polyp.
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Last updated Apr 17, 2020

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