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Are bladder polyps a form of cancer?

Are bladder polyps a form of cancer?

Not neccessarily: There are bladder polyps that are benign and do not progress to cancer. There are also other polyps that are a liitle more aggressive and may turn into cancer in the future and close followup is needed with cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I am female, and had a bladder polyp (papimillary carcinoma) taken out 2 years ago. I am going for 2nd cystoscopy, is it a polyp tumor or cancer?

I am female, and had a bladder polyp (papimillary carcinoma) taken out 2 years ago.  I am going for 2nd cystoscopy, is it a polyp tumor or cancer?

Cancer: Papillary carcinoma of the bladder is definitely not a "polyp". If the pathologist called it "papillary carcinoma", that is bladder cancer. If you've only had one cystoscopy in two years you're really not being followed according to recommended surveillance protocol. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bladder polyps?

Symptoms of bladder polyps?

bladder polyps: Bladder polyps is not very common, bladder cancer is. Symptoms are usually absent but frequency of urination and blood in the urine are common. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have polyps on the gall bladder?

Is it painful to have polyps on the gall bladder?

Possibly: As you may have gallstones and be totally asymptomatic , you may also have gallbladder polyps that do not bother you. Symptomatic gallbladder polyps and those that are large should be considered candidates for removal(laparoscopic cholecystectomy). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having 2 polyps in the gall bladder?

Maybe none: Gallbladder polyps can be small and have no symptoms. May be just an incidental finding on an ultrasound when one is having an evaluation of abdominal pains. Larger gallbladder polyps over 1 cm probably should be removed with laparoscopic gallbladder removal. ...Read more

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Polyp in gall bladder 10mm.what do u suggest how it is dangerous?

Polyp in gall bladder 10mm.what do u suggest how it is dangerous?

GB polyp: GB polyps greater 1cm in diameter, suggest GB removal. ...Read more

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Are there a home remedies for urinary bladder polyps?

Are there a home remedies for urinary bladder polyps?

No: No one should consume home remedies to remove a growth in the bladder. Polyps or growths in the bladder need to be biopsied and/or removed in their entirety and the tissue sent to a pathologist for analysis to differentiate if the polyp;s etiology is in fact a benign or malignant condition. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound an discovered I have a 3mm polyp in my gall bladder and I have ocassional side pains?

I had an ultrasound an discovered I have a 3mm polyp in my gall bladder and I have ocassional side pains?

Unlikely related: Gallbladder polyps are often found incidently on imaging studies, and as such are typically painless. Seldom does the gallbladder cause pain on both sides of the abdomen as you seem to describe. Gallbladder symptoms more typically locate to the right upper quadrant and epigastrium with radiation to the right scapula. See your doctor about your symptoms please. ...Read more

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Mom has a small polyp in the lumen of gall bladder.Is it is a big deal?

Mom has a small polyp in the lumen of gall bladder.Is it is a big deal?

If removed: Gall bladder polyp will have high incidence of malignancy especially if it is over 2cm, if gall bladder is removed no 'big deal' by a simple surgery, if it transforms to malignancy, cancer of gall bladder has very poor prognosis. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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