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Polyp (Overview)

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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What are familial polyps?

What are familial polyps?

Genetic: A hereditary inherited polyposis syndrome. The polyps can become cancerous. Familial adenomatous polyposis requires surgery. ...Read more

Polyp (Overview)

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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What does a polyp look like?

What does a polyp look like?

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. ...Read more

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What does a polyp feel like?

What does a polyp feel like?

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. ...Read more

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What are the signs of polyps?

What are the signs of polyps?

Polyps: Depending on location, usually they are asymptomatic & discovered by examination. If large polyps, they might cause pain, bleeding, obstruction, etc., again depending on location. ...Read more

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What causes people to get polyps?

What causes people to get polyps?

Genes: There are a number of genes in the polyp formation cascade. As these genes get altered, polyps form. ...Read more

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Can polyps fall off by themselves?

Can polyps fall off by themselves?

Sometimes yes!: On rare occasions, certain types of polyps will fall off by themselves- it's called autoamputation. This is more common with a type of polyp called juvenile polyp. However, most polyps need to be removed by endoscopists. ...Read more

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Is a rectal polyp hard? Can you feel it?

Is a rectal polyp hard? Can you feel it?

Rectal polyp: Usually not hard. If something hard there, your should see a doctor to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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Fibroephitelial polyps are communicable?

Fibroephitelial polyps are communicable?

Nope: Assuming you have the correct diagnosis, acrochorda, and also known as skin tags, or fibroepithelial polyps, are benign skin growths often found in skin folds. Common locations include the neck, armpit, and groin. They also occur on the face, especially on the eyelids. On the other hand, the are sometimes associated with other noncommunicable diseases. Low-risk hpv 6 and 11 is rarely present. ...Read more

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What are polyps, and why are they removed?

What are polyps, and why are they removed?

Benign growths: Polyps are benign growths, however they can sometimes mutate into cancer, and for that reason they are removed. ...Read more

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Is 7 polyps a lot in a 40 year old female?

Is 7 polyps a lot in a 40 year old female?

Where?: It would help to know where your 7 polyps are???
Thanks! ...Read more

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Icervical polyp recovery time- what is it?

Icervical polyp recovery time- what is it?

5-7 days: Is considered normal unless multiple polyps or excessive bleeding are noted. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: polyp?

What is the definition or description of: polyp?

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. ...Read more

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How fast do polyps grow back after having removed?

How fast do polyps grow back after having removed?

Genetic disease: The honest ethical ENT surgeon should emphasize that surgery for nasal polyposis will improve your quality of life significantly. But the polyps will recur depending on how aggressive your surgeon is and how much of the disease is left behind. There is much evidence now that this problem is genetic. Regrowth of nasal polyps depends of the thoroughness of the surgery and what meds you take after ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What is a 2cm endomidri polyp with hyper plasa? Nothing else

Needs removal: An endometrial polyp is a growth along the lining of the uterus. Hyperplasia means that it's growing more rapidly than normal. This means there may be a cancer or precancer within the polyp. We would recommend hysteroscopic resection of the polyp. The tissue would be submitted to pathology to see if more treatment was needed. Often it's not and all the abnormal cells are removed. ...Read more

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

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

Rare tumors: Benign rare polyp that can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. 3% of all digestive system leiomyomas occur in colon. Sigmoid and transverse colon are most common sites. Bleeding, obstruction, and perforation are complications. Usually these are surgically removed. Can be sessile or pedunculated. These are usually found incidentally. ...Read more

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What is the chance polyps can be related, even if organs are not?

Sort of: Some genetic disorders result in polyps in different parts of the intestinal tract. ...Read more

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What does it mean when u have polyps on ur vocals and how is it fixed?

What does it mean when u have polyps on ur vocals and how is it fixed?

Polyps R polyps: They need 2 b evaluated and treated by an ENT specialist. Causes can b from over use, as in singers, smoking. If they look malignant the eval is extremely important, if they cause cough or change ur voice, they can b removed. ...Read more

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Do polyps "fall off" or take care of themselves without having them removed?

Do polyps "fall off" or take care of themselves without having them removed?

No: Polyps are attached; they don't fall off by themselves. They may not turn into cancers (most don't), but they won't go away unless removed. ...Read more

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What is a sessile polyp, and are they as dangerous as other kinds of polyps?

What is a sessile polyp, and are they as dangerous as other kinds of polyps?

Maybe: Sessile polyps are flat and broadbased versus a pedunculated polyp that has a narrow stalk. Both have the potential to harbor a malignancy or be pre malignant. ...Read more

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I had 5 polyps removed. Is that a lot? Should I be worried about future ones?

I had 5 polyps removed. Is that a lot? Should I be worried about future ones?

Yes you should have: I assume these polyps were located in the large intestine. If that is the case you are advised follow up colonoscopy to look for additional polyps for which you are at increased risk. Your doctor should have advised you about the future follow ups which typically are advised every 3-5 years once you have had polyps removed. But do check with the doctor who has removed your polyps as to future guid. ...Read more

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The same polyps symptoms reocurred 3 months after the polyps have been removed after a colonoscopie. Does a colonoscopie need to be done immediately?

The same polyps symptoms reocurred 3 months after the polyps have been removed after a colonoscopie. Does a colonoscopie need to be done immediately?

Not necessarily: If you had a thorough exam and all polyps were removed 3 months ago, and symptoms have recurred, doubtful due to new polyps as they do not grow that fast. Your symptoms were probably not due to the polyps and as yet have not been correctly diagnosed. I would discuss with your endoscopist ...Read more

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What is gall blader polyps?

What is gall blader polyps?

Mucosal growth..: Abnormal mucosal overgrowth in side GB.

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What % of unilateral polyps are cancerous?

Where?: Please specify the site. If you are talking about nasal polyps, unilateral polyps should be removed and examinaed by a pathologist. Allergic polyps are usally bilateral. Unilateral nasal polyp in a 70 year old needs to addressed aggresively. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for gallbladder polyps?

Is surgery necessary for gallbladder polyps?

Size matters: Larger polyps over 1 cm in size should be considered for surgery. Also depends if there any abdominal symptoms, realizing that surgery only for tiny poylps may not result in much symptom relief either. ...Read more

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What's the percentage of urethral polyps being cancerous?

What's the percentage of urethral polyps being cancerous?

POLYPS: By definition they are benign or at worst pre-cancer. A polypoid form of urothelial cell cancer would be what it is called if it were not benign. There are a few rare other types of cancers of the urethra. ...Read more

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Are pancreatic polyps cancerous?

Are pancreatic polyps cancerous?

Unclear question: Pancreas does not generally have polyps. While theoretically polyp may develop in the ducts, these are not generally know to occur. Colonic polyps are pre-cancerous. ...Read more