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Bowel Polyp Types
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Obviously your hus-: -band has a treating physician who is familiar with his case and only he/she can address the question. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: I assume this polyp is in the large intestine... Also called colon. Most polyps are removed by a gastroenterologist via a procedure called colonoscopy. But if the polyp is causing pain or bowel obstruction due to its large size, an operation by a surgeon may be required to remove this polyp. ...Read more
Because they can: Large polyps are more common, without symptoms, if they are on right side of colon, where stool is liquid, and bowel is bigger, more elastic. Not all large polyps are cancerous. Size within the bowel cavity (lumen) of a cancerous polyp is less important than depth of involvement into bowel wall. Bulky, but superficial tumors can be cured with surgery alone. ...Read more
Must be biopsied!: The size of the tumor alone increases the risk that it could be serious. Make sure it is removed and biopsied if found. Speak to your primary care physician if the gastrointestinal physician doesn't feel it's necessary to remove. ...Read more
4m high grade dysplasia bowel polyp. Biopsies after colonoscopy clear. How high are the chances of cancer?
The good news is: You caught it early and it is removed before it turned cancerous . You need follow up colonoscopy as per your gastroenterologist . As to this particular lesion , it is precancerous but not a cancer yet . You are one of the luckiest people colonoscopy brought to the medical field. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dad hadTubular adenoma polyp in bowel . One doctor on here says heridatry other doctor says it's not so which is it heridatry or not?
Not so much: Tubular adenoma are the most common type found on screening colonoscopies. They can be seen in familial cancer syndromes, but usually they are just sporadic (random) and don't require additional screening in family members. Regardless, having blood in the stool is a risk factor and should be assessed. ...Read more
Spotting on active combination pills. Dr ruled out everything but uterine polyps. Is it possible it could be related to constipation & pocket in bowel?
Doctor found a polyp in my bowel, I'm 26 they took it out. No Colon CA in family? They didn't find any inflammation disease, how could I have this?
Any adenoma?: Sometimes there are normal findings identified at colonoscopy that can form a small bump resembling a polyp. These will often be removed to make sure they are not a precancerous polyp. If the pathology report does not mention an adenoma or hyperplastic polyp, it may not be a true polyp at all. You can follow up with your doctor regarding the results of the biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had surgery for a polyp & fissure about a week ago and I still have painful bowel movements. How long before it stops hurting to have a movement?
It can take: A few weeks for sure. Are you taking stool softeners regularly and drinking enough water? ...Read more
At what age should someone with a skin tag start screening for bowel polyps / cancer (have had the skin tag since age 19 and am 31 now)?
Bloody fluid wth bowel motion & grainy blood bits What could this be? Have stomach ucler & gallstone & 2 polyps
Notify your treating: physician immediately.They will want to reevaluate you. ...Read more
Vaginal bleeding after every bowel movement, what could cause this? I had a cervical polyp removed 3 years ago if that's relevant?
Be sure it's vaginal: It may be rectal.. Need examGet a more detailed answer ›
Vaginal bleeding (not rectal) after bowel movement, why could this be? Had cervical polyp removed 3 years ago if this is relevant?
Should get an exam: A cervical polyp could bleed after a bowel movement, so that's one possibility. Cervical polyps are common and they often recur. I'd recommend getting an exam and if there's no polyp visible, and no other concerns (infection, inflammation, or abnormal Pap smear) then I'd recommend a pelvic ultrasound to look deeper. ...Read more
Had sigmoidoscopy in June. It showed have haemaroids. Pellet stools with LOTS of bloody mucus. Bowel cancer? I'm 38. Dad had polyps.
Not necessarily: The blood in your stool is probably from the hemorrhoids. you may like to get a screening endoscopy to check for polyps and get biopsies from large or suspicious ones if you have any. Biopsies are to be examined by a pathologist who would determine if there is malignant growth. ...Read more
Large amounts red blood when I have bowel movements. Fam hist of bowel polyps. I recently had 4 polyps removed 1yr ago. Stomach still bloating.Bad?
See your GI doc: You need to call your GI doctor and discuss this with them. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I had an endoscope and colonoscopy 2 days ago and still have not had bowel movement. Should i take miralax (polyethylene glycol). I had 3 polyps removed.
Constipation. Mucus only bowel movements every 20min. Colonoscopy , blood test, CT all normal, no polyps. Pain in large int.
What could this be?
Irritable bowel: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition. The main symptoms are diarrhea and/or constipation and abdominal pain. For information on treatment see http://wb.md/1QjwV9r and http://bit.ly/1VlC078 The symptoms are the result of a complex interplay of genetics, emotional/psychological factors, and GI flora among other factors. ...Read more