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Can Colon Polyps Cause Prostate Problems
What is the cause for colon polyps? I went in for my five year colonoscopy and they removed three. Five years ago, they removed two. These are benign
It is good that you had colonoscopy and had the polyps removed. We do not know the exact cause of polyps. It is likely a combination of genetics, diet and environment.
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The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
Probably not...: But lots of other things can (some benign and others not). Please refer to the many quality answers on healthtap regarding causes of constipation, and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. At 76 years old, evaluation is definitely in order for you--please see your doctor. ...Read more
No: Overdose of radiation can cause all kinds of problem that are very serious but polyps is not one of them. Polyps however are very common and there are even genetic predisposition to them such as familial polyposis syndrome. Colonoscopy has become a standard of care and when polyps are encountered they are removed and more frequent colonoscopy performed. ...Read more
Can colon polyps or caner cause bladder irritation or UTI I am waiting for a colonoscopy and now getting bladder irritation and frequency of urine.?
Is carcinoid syndrome hereditary? My died at age 42 & I've already got bad stomach problems & colon polyps.
It can be hereditary: 4% of carcinoid tumors are hereditary. The most common inherited disorder involving carcinoids is men syndrome type i. Other neuroendocrine tumors are usually present in this syndrome, though. Familial carcinoids are more erratic in heritability. There is no formal test for suspected familial carcinoid. Symptoms of carcinoid syndrome include chronic flushing and diarrhea. ...Read more
I had four colon polyps removed, one was 15mm and causing bleeding in stool. I was told I didn't has ibs/chrons/colitis. What caused these polyps then?
Viral field changes: With 4 polyps one needs to know if there is a familial history of polyposis. In addition are the polyps adenomatous or inflammatory. Rare for an adenomatous polyp of 1.5 mm to be symptomatic. If not congenital and appearing adenomatous, the mechanism appears to be polyoma virus transfecting mucosal epithelium and then as various lesions appear if a malignancy arises it suppresses the others. ...Read more
Uncle had 3 colon polyps at 49, mother has never had any but their father had colon cancer at 87.No other colon in extended family. Genetic problem?
Possibly: We don't really know because most people don't get colonoscopies in their 20's. Most people start at age 50 for colon cancer screening. There are some inherited syndromes like Familial Polyposis that predispose someone to polyps, but they are exceedingly rare. The polyp should be biopsied to figure out what type it is, which will be very informative. ...Read more
Prevention is key: Once you have been identified as a person in whom adenomas (pre-cancerous polyps) develop: 1) first remove the polyps; 2) schedule surveillance to rule out new polyp development; 3) prevention by behavior & diet. Current recommendations for the latter include: use of daily low-dose aspirin, weight management, reduction of dietary animal fats, optimized fiber intake, calcium supplementation. ...Read more
Some: There are different types of colon polyps. Some will not turn into cancer. But many (adenomatous polyps in particular) have a high likelihood of turning into cancer if not removed. We think that most colon cancers start as polyps. That is why we recommend colonoscopy at age 50. If you have a precancerous polyp, it can be removed before you get cancer. ...Read more
No. ..: ... On the contrary. The smaller the polyp, the less likely it is to be "cancerous". Sessile just means flat (harder to find) versus pedunculated (mushroom-shaped). The precancerous type of polyps are adenomatous and serrated polyps (documented on pathology). Hyperplastic polyps in general are almost always benign and never turn into cancer. ...Read more
Polyps: Race is not a significant risk factor. ...Read more
Yes: They can come back. It depends on the type of polyp, size, genetics, if it was removed completely or in part. Patients that have polyps are predisposed to get new ones, particularly if these are "adenomas". depending on these factors, your gastro doctor will determine how soon you would need a repeat exam. ...Read more
Not normal: It would be prudent to consult the doctor who carried out the procedure. ...Read more
Yes: Truly either pedunculated (i.E with stalk) or sessile (flat) can harbor a malignant or pre-malignant lesion. The flat ones are a little more worrisome, and size of lesion also plays a role. Biopsy is the key to diagnosis - if the lesion is large and flat, there is always the possibility that malignancy may exist elsewhere within the lesion and surgery or close follow up may be needed. ...Read more
When are the colon polyps considered dangerous? What can be done in treating a large polyp, just surgery?
Adenomas: During colonoscopy, one cannot tell whether a polyp is benign, pre-cancerous (adenomas) or malignant - so polyps are removed for pathology. When small, polyps are removed as a whole. In larger polyps, these can be challenging to remove, pieces are often taken and if cancerous, then surgery is required. In some cases, endoscopic submucosal dissection, an advanced technique can be attempted. ...Read more
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