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My dad has a large flat polyp on his large bowel. Are these type of polyps more prone to cancer?

My dad has a large flat polyp on his large bowel. Are these type of polyps more prone to cancer?

Yes they do: Yes they have malignant potential , 40 % villous adenomas are malignant , bigger the the size greater the chances of being cancer in it. Speak to the doctor ( with your dad s permission ) get it biopsied if it is not done for removal. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

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


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What to do about polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husbands bowel?

What to do about polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husbands bowel?

Obviously your hus-: -band has a treating physician who is familiar with his case and only he/she can address the question. ...Read more

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Polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husband's bowel. How can this be removed?

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

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How is it possible that there is a polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husband's bowel?

How is it possible that there is a polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husband's bowel?

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

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How to treat a polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husbands bowel?

How to treat a polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husbands bowel?

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

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4m high grade dysplasia bowel polyp. Biopsies after colonoscopy clear. How high are the chances of cancer?

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 more

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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?

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

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I had a colonoscopy this morning 8mm polyp removed. Had watery b movement 2 hours after. Blood on tp on 2nd wipe. Not in bowel. Normal?

Yes: Yes that is normal. Just keep an eye on it and make sure it resolves over the next week or so. I would only get concerned if it started getting worse or you started to feel weak. ...Read more

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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?

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 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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more