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I've had nasal polyps for 15 years now and multiple surgeries that don't seem to work- any alternative treatments?

I've had nasal polyps for 15 years now and multiple surgeries that don't seem to work- any alternative treatments?

Steroids: Nasal polyps are very difficult to control. Oral steroids, nasal steroids and an allergy work up may be beneficial... Especially if you have an Aspirin sensitivity. ...Read more

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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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What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

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 more

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Gallbladder polyps, what should I do for treatment?

Gallbladder polyps, what should I do for treatment?

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

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What will happen if you get anal polyps, treatment/cure wise?

What will happen if you get anal polyps, treatment/cure wise?

Depends: True polyps, hemorrhoids, skin tags and anal warts all feel the same and require different treatments. Cjh ...Read more

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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?

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?

GB polyps never nl: The true problem is that tests aren't good enough to tell if it is a polyp or a gallstone stuck in place by mucus. Polyps have a high risk of developing cancer ; gb cancer is usually bad. Usually worth gallbladder removal to prevent. ...Read more

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Does chemo treatment desolves polyps in the lungs?

Does chemo treatment desolves polyps in the lungs?

No. : No. We do not use chemo to treat polyps. Besides, polyps usually are found in colon, stomach, not in the lung. ...Read more

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Dr said i had a polyp that was the next step before cancer. What treatment options are usually used im 61 years old.

Dr said i had a polyp that was the next step before cancer. What treatment options are usually used im 61 years old.

Hello. : Hello. Don't know where the polyp is . Will assume it is in your colon? Normally the polyp is excised and the the doctor may recommend followup colonoscopies. If the polyp is not in your GI tract - then I am giving you the wrong info. ...Read more

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And what is the best treatment for colon polyp?

Removal: Colon polyps are precancerous...So they must be removed which can be done easily through a procedure called colonoscopy and polypectomy. ...Read more

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Which antibioticsare used for nasal polyp treatment?

Which antibioticsare used for nasal polyp treatment?

None unless: Complicated by an infection. These are best treated by inhaled corticosteroids or surgical polypectomy by ENT when unresponsive to medical treatment. Certain allergens and medications can aggravate these and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for colonic polyps?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for colonic polyps?

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 more

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