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Do all adenomatous polyps have signs of dysplasia?

Do all adenomatous polyps have signs of dysplasia?

No always: These should be removed and not left in place but not all adenomatious ployps have signs dysplasia. ...Read more

Polyp (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How can I prevent adenomatous polyps if family history?

How can I prevent adenomatous polyps if family history?

High fiber diet: And getting regular colonoscopies. Some data suggest nsaid's can reduce the incidence but that does not preclude getting regular colonoscopies. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried about having a adenomatous colon polyp?

Do you think I should be worried about having a adenomatous colon polyp?

Have it removed...: You should have these removed. If totally removed and no evidence of cancer, no need to further worry about that polyp. Left alone, a percentage could grow into cancer over time, so best to remove. You should then be followed as per your doctor's and acs guidelines. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a benign colon polyp and an adenomatous colon polyp?

What is the difference between a benign colon polyp and an adenomatous colon polyp?

Sort of the same: An adenomatous polyp is not cancer so by definition is "benign" although it harbors the potential of becoming malignant with time. Not all benign polyps are adenomatous. Some are just plain polyps with little or no malignant potential. So, adenomatous polyps are benign but not all benign polyps are adenomatous. ...Read more

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What is a adenomatous colon polyp.?

Pre-cancerous: As opposed to a hyperplastic polyp, an adenomatous polyp is the type of growth in your colon that can become cancerous over time. Variants such as villous or tubulo-villous adenomas may also describe this type of polyp. If you have these removed at colonoscopy, you will require surveillance on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colonic polyps and adenomatous polyps?

Interchangable terms: Colon polyps is a more general term referring to location (the colon). You can have polyps anywhere in the GI tract. An adenoma refers to a specific type of cell type. Specifically, glandular tissue. Importantly, adenomatous polyps have the possibility of progressing to a cancer, and can be thought of as precancerous removing the entire polyp can go a long way to decreasing progression to cancer. ...Read more

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How long would adenomatous colon polyp take to turn into cancer?

Depends on hx: If you have polyps the current thinking is that it takes over 5 yrs to develop a polyp and have it turn in to cancer. That is why the current reccomendation is to get a colonoscopy every 5 yrs with hx of polyps. Other genetic polyp formers such as familial adenomatous polyposis have a far more rapid cancer formation rate. Be sure to talk to your dr about the type of polyps you have and colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy at 18 due to pain, bleeding they found four polyps, one being a fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) why only one? More in future?

I had a colonoscopy at 18 due to pain, bleeding they found four polyps, one being a fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) why only one? More in future?

Fap: FAP: it means that you have a disease that runs in the family, which makes you prone to making a lot of polyps at a young age. Some of those can turn into cancer in the future. All your polyps are probably due to FAP. You need regular colonoscopies to screen for new polyps. ...Read more

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Adenoma (Definition)

Adenoma is a term for a harmless tumor of gland tissue, including glands found in the intestines, kidney, ...Read more