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Doctor insights on: Benign Fibroepithelial Polyp

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What does benign fibroepithelial polyp means?

What does benign fibroepithelial polyp means?

Skin tag.: This is a lesion on your skin that has no chance of becoming cancer. It is formed of skin cells and is sometimes called a skin tag or acrochordon.

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 is fibroepithelial polyp of the vulva? Is this HPV or is it just skin?

What is fibroepithelial polyp of the vulva? Is this HPV or is it just skin?

No it is not: This is a benign growth that can be found on the vulva or in the vagina. It can be hormone sensitive, if someone were taking hormones. It is not caused by HPV but to be certain, one should have a biopsy done. I assume by this question that this has been done. Here is a reference: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3716997/

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What's the difference between of skin tags and labial polyp?

What's the difference between of skin tags and labial polyp?

Size: Skin tags are common and always benign. Although polyps may occur on mucosal membranes they are rare on skin. Polyps that occur anywhere have the potential to be malignant and may require biopsy for histologic evaluation. They are generally much larger than skin tags.

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I recently had a colonoscopy and had a polyp removed. My doctor went on vacation right after. Are all polyps precancerous or can they be like skin tags and be nothing?

I recently had a colonoscopy and had a polyp removed. My doctor went on vacation right after. Are all polyps precancerous or can they be like skin tags and be nothing?

Hyperplastic polyp: Hyperplastic polyps are completely benign and have no cancer potential. They are more common than adenomas, which are precancerous polyps.

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Had a lower eus done today and trying to read the report and it says. One benign appearing 4 mm polyp in the rectum. How big is that? How does he kno

Had a lower eus done today and trying to read the report and it says. One benign appearing 4 mm polyp in the rectum. How big is that? How does he kno

Too small to be bad: 4 mm is 1/6 th of an inch- very small. Most doctors can tell if polyp looks benign- not cancerous or not. But final results will come back if he took it out and sent it to the lab. Also, such small polyps very rarely would be cancerous.

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Do benign gallbladder polyps grow or just cancerous ones?

Do benign gallbladder polyps grow or just cancerous ones?

Yes, both.: Gallbladder "polyps" may be true polypoid lesions or cholesterolosis, related to fats in the gallbladder wall. Both lesions can "grow". If significant polypoid disease is found on ultrasound, most surgeons recommend cholecystectomy, as there is a small, but real, chance of true polyps becoming adenocarcinoma over time.

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Colonoscopy found 2 polyps. One removed completely. Other one portion removed. Both came back benign. Can the other portion not removed be miligant?

Technically yes: Technically it could, but one can estimate those chances by looking in more detail of your pathology report. If they both came back benign, that risk is extremely low. Ask your gastroenterologist for more details.

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Do you have to do cystoscopy every 3 months if a small benign 17mm by11mm bladder polyp has been removed?

Do you have to do cystoscopy every 3 months if a small benign 17mm by11mm bladder polyp has been removed?

Not necessary: If the polyp was truly benign, you do not require cystoscopy, or any other regular follow up.

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Is 8 mm large for a cecum polyp? I'm 37 yo. Should I be concerned? Biopsy said benign. Wasn't removed.

Is 8 mm large for a cecum polyp? I'm 37 yo. Should I be concerned? Biopsy said benign. Wasn't removed.

Depends: 8mm is moderately large, if it was an adenoma it should be removed completely...Though if was non specific inflammation or a lipoma excision is not needed.

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I had an endo & colonoscopy. The nurse called last wk & adv that the results showed the polyp removed was precancerous but benign;what does this mean?

I had an endo & colonoscopy. The nurse called last wk & adv that the results showed the polyp removed was precancerous but benign;what does this mean?

Adenomatous polyp: You most likely had an adenomatous polyp. These polyps are the most common type of polyp we find in the colon, occurring in roughly 20-30% of patients. Over a long time (10 years), these polyps can possibly turn into cancer, so we call them "pre-cancerous". However we also often call them "benign" as they are 1) very common 2) we remove them, and 3) technically they are not cancer yet.

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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.

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Endoscopy, colonoscopy done. Polyps removed 2 months ago, all beningn. Last week hgb results 12.8. Confused. What this could be?

Endoscopy, colonoscopy done. Polyps removed 2 months ago, all beningn. Last week hgb results 12.8. Confused. What this could be?

Sounds normal: If your concern is a slightly low hemoglobin, 12.8 is still within normal range, and I am not sure you need to be very concerned. There are many benign causes of anemia, not related to the stomach or colon, like thalassemia. Questions for your doctor. What is causing my anemia? Is it iron deficiency? If it is iron deficiency, should I have a capsule endoscopy done since EGD/Colonoscopy normal?

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2cm uterine polyp removed 5 mths ago w/d&c hysteroscopy all benign now have another 2 cm one is this 2 fast growth? Likely benign since was mths ago

2cm uterine polyp removed 5 mths ago w/d&c hysteroscopy all benign now have another 2 cm one is this 2 fast growth? Likely benign since was mths ago

Suspicious: The recurrence of any growth raises a question about its nature in terms of cancer. Your gynecologist will help you to resolve this issue. He/she may recommend a hysterectomy as the best solution so that the problem is taken care of for good.

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What step should I take about a large recurring sessile polyp located in the cecum but up against the ileum? It is now 15mm two years after the original 55mm benign polyp was removed endoscopically. Try endoscopy again? Resection?

What step should I take about a large recurring sessile polyp located in the cecum but up against the ileum? It is now 15mm two years after the original 55mm benign polyp was removed endoscopically. Try endoscopy again? Resection?

Polyp: The answer really depends on what kind of benign polyp it is. Generally you should listen to your physician about this. If you want a second opinion and can get a hold of the pathology reports from both times it's been removed, I would be happy to review those for you. Just contact me here on Healthtap concierge. Good luck.

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Does having a number of benign polyps in the colon mean a larger chance of colon cancer?

Does having a number of benign polyps in the colon mean a larger chance of colon cancer?

Yes: Colon polyps predisposes to development of cancer, needs regular endoscopic removal and examination for cancer cells. Some of these polyp conditions runs in the family (familial adenomatous polyposis), then all the family members need to be examined march is colorectal cancer prevention month see your doctor.

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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more