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Best Colonic Polyps Treatment
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
Colonic polyps is also known as Colon polyps. Colonic polyps are round growths along the wall of your large bowels. They are a very common finding in the elderly population. However, they are associated with increased risk of colon cancer, especially when an individual has many hundreds of these polyps and/or gets the polyps ...Read more
Size, pathology: All adenomatous polyps should be removed. If they are too large to remove endoscopically, then surgery is usually warranted. If the polyp is removed completed on colonoscopy, but has a suspicious or worrisome pathology, then surgery is sometimes required to complete the resection. However, if the pathology is benign, then usually no further treatment is needed. ...Read more
I am highly susceptible to colon polyps & at 30 had a hgd adenoma removed, is a high or low fibre diet best for me to reduce frequency of the polyps?
More complex...: Than that. In general, high fiber diet (not simply bran or fiber supplements) may be helpful ( conflicting data). Adequate calcium, especially from dairy (low fat/no fat) may be helpful. Low sat fat (low meat, especially processed/sausage type) may be helpful. Aspirin or nsaids may be helpful. Need to discuss your particulars, including fam hx, polyp hx, w/ md. Follow surveillance scopes. ...Read more
Remove them: Polyps are often found on colonoscopy. If they are removed (which they should be), they will be sent to a pathologist, who can make sure they are not cancerous. If they are benign, nothing more is needed except a follow up colonoscopy in 3-5 years. If the polyp is cancerous, more treatment including surgery is likely required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A 5mm t1 nodule was removed from my terminal ileum & other colonic polyps were found. Dr said either lymphoid follicles or carcinoid? Please explain.
Entirely different: You have to wait for final report , don't worry for a pathologist it is as easy as distinguishing an apple from orange. Lymphoid follicles are normal lymph tissue common at that site. Rare carcinoid tumors from neuroendocrine cells (nerve cell ) produce systemic symptoms due to histamine & serotonin secretion , if it is you are lucky found it very early stage , you will be fine follow with doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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