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Can You Colonic Polyps Quickly
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
More polyps: Once you have demonstrated the ability to grow colon polyps you are at risk for continued growth of new polyps. You should have frequent colonoscopies, no less frequent than once every 5 years. Also tell your children at the appropriate age so they can get screened earlier in life by 10-15 years from the age you were diagnosed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Colonoscopy is best: Colonoscopy is the best test to detect and remove colon polyps. It examines the entire colon. A sigmoidoscopy examines the last 1/3 of the colon and if polyps are found a colonoscopy is recommended. Ct colography and barium enema are radiologic tests to evaluate for colon polyps but these are less sensitive and, if polyps are found, you still need a colonoscopy for polyp removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be removed: Colon polyps of any size are importance as some can be adenomatous polyps which are considered premalignant if not already malignant. Many small polyps will be hyperplastic which are of no concern but their nature is not known unless removed for pathological analysis. Many colon cancers can be prevented by removal of polyps before they become malignant. All should have a colonoscopy by age 50. ...Read more
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