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Alternative Treatments For Polyps
I've had nasal polyps for 15 years now and multiple surgeries that don't seem to work- any alternative treatments?
None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How big it is: Treatment is based, it has higher incidence of malignancy if it is 2 cm or more , smaller polyps could be observed with out surgery, , if size is increasing then gall bladder removal is indicated. ...Read more
Do gallblader wall polyps that are less than 3 mm ever decrease, shrink or dissapear without treatment? If they are stable at 3 mm, are they normal?
Dr said i had a polyp that was the next step before cancer. What treatment options are usually used im 61 years old.
Colonoscopy: During colonoscopy the doctor will snip and remove these polyps. Often there are just a few and easily managed and the patient brought back each 5 years to look for newly formed ones that are removed. The risk is polyps can eventually turn into colon cancers. In some people there are too many and they can not all be removed but they can be kept an eye on to catch those that may turn cancerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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