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Cecal Polyp Types
Why is a right hemicolonectomy necessary if a polyp is just in the cecum? Why can't just the cecum be removed?
Ask surgeon: As they know all test results and is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
Is 8 mm large for a cecum polyp? I'm 37 yo. Should I be concerned? Biopsy said benign. Wasn't removed.
Just had a upper and lower gi. He found a diminutive sessile polyp in the cecum it was sent for biopsy.....should I be worried?
Diminutive polyp: No reasons to worry before the pathology report. Most polyps are benign, and even if that is not the case, being diagnosed early will give you a good prognosis. ...Read more
8mm hyperplastic polyp in cecum. Why wasn't it removed during colonoscopy? 3mm polyp removed in another spot.
Can't answer: That but you endoscopist should be able to. Ask! ...Read more
My partner had 2 x 3mm sessile polyps removed and has slight adema in caecal mucasa, obliteration of vascular pattern, , biospys taken from cecum, ?
And your question?: Not sure what your question is but finding out the biopsy results on the polyps and the inflamation of the cecum should give you the answers you need. ...Read more
What step should I take about a large recurring sessile polyp located in the cecum but up against the ileum? It is now 15mm two years after the original 55mm benign polyp was removed endoscopically. Try endoscopy again? Resection?
Polyp: The answer really depends on what kind of benign polyp it is. Generally you should listen to your physician about this. If you want a second opinion and can get a hold of the pathology reports from both times it's been removed, I would be happy to review those for you. Just contact me here on Healthtap concierge. Good luck. ...Read more
I have lynch syndrome and have a colonoscopy every year, I am 47 y/o. I had 4 polyps removed today and 1 was 5mm. Is it possible that it could be cancerous, and I have a prominent fold in my cecum, what does that mean could it be cancer? It was biopsied as
Anatomy discreption: An anatomical description no it does not mean cancer, result of biposy is the answer, lynch syn is heriditory nonolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc) will not see true polyps vs familial adenomatous polyposis (fap) where you see true polyps. Good luck for biopsy report. ...Read more
No reason to be nerv: Since you are under proper medical care of a doctor who is checking your colon regularly, you will do well. Polyps are caught early and removed safely if you get a Colonoscopy test ddone every one to 2 years for the next 5 years, then reduce the frequency as advised by your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Only if very big: Plain ct would not find a polyp (especially a hyperplastic polyp which tend to be small and in the left colon and rectum). Ct colonography ("virtual colonoscopy") may show a polyp in the cecum, if it is at least 6mm in size; can't really see things smaller than that., and can't biopsy anythingseen w/o colonoscopy. Can't tell polyp is hyperplastic w/o biopsy. ...Read more
Colonscopy revealed "a small lesion near the cecum." Isn't that considered a polyp? I though all polyps were removed? Instead m having CT scan.
? colonoscopy lesion: Might be - but I suspect that it doesn't have the appearance of a polyp and the concern is that its in the wall of the colon - hence the need for a CT - what did the path report (if it was biopsied) show?? it may also be a very non descript area - not normal appearing on colonoscopy and not able to be biopsied but something that warrants further investigation. ...Read more
Is a small ascending colon lesion near cecum the same as polyp? They want to do CT scan. I have no pain or family history of CC. Should I be worried?
Just diagnosed w flat polyp type col ca in dec col. Dr wants to resection all but 18" of sig. Is this too agressive? How will life be w 18" of col?
Curative intent: What is the stage of colon cancer? I am assuming that this is a surgery to cure your colon cancer. Surgery has to be done to make sure that no colon cancer is left behind and that will depend on how severe is your problem. Post op- you will need to make some adjustment with your diet speficifcally and with your life in general- but you should be fine. ...Read more
17 cycles since oct, no abnormal pap, no polyps or cysts had mult ultrasounds. Bleeding though high does bc tried mult types. Had dnc already. Help?
Bleeding disorder?: Talk to your doctor about evaluating you for a bleeding disorder. Von willebrand's disease may be a possibility. ...Read more
Rectal Bleed on/off for month @ end of stool. Had clnscpy 2 yrs ago. Non-C type polyps & int hem. Should I worry or have another clnscpy? What is it?
Internal hemorrhoids are common and may bleed occasionally, especially if one is constipated or strains with bowel movements. The usual treatment is to use a stool softener and increase fiber in the diet.
If you have rectal bleeding it's best to discuss with your physician before assuming it's "just from hemorrhoids".
Your physician will decide if you need a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy ...Read more
To see if hyperplastic polyps can turn into any types of lymphoma. My Ig levels are low but blood is normal due to iron tablets I take. Am I at risk?
Is there a way to Prevent colon polyps? Is there a way to lessen chances of them being cancerous? I had 9 polups three agressive types im worried
Colonoscopies: You have to be vigilant in getting colonoscopies yearly or every 2-3 years to follow up and ensure complete removal of new colon polyps. Unfortunately, besides frequent colonoscopies, there is not much else you can do besides eating a high fiber, low fat diet. You must have colonic adenomas, so frequent colonoscopies will decrease your risk of progression to colon cancer. ...Read more
Why could my doc not easily remove a 1/2 inch sessile polyp on the sigmoid colon? What type of doc can do it?
Sessile = flat: Sessile polyps are flat, which makes it very difficult (but not impossible) to remove. However, they can usually be biopsied to determine if (pre)cancerous or not. This is where the gastroenterologist comes in handy. Realistically, it comes down to experience as newly minted docs may not have skills of seasoned ones. But in general, gastroenterologist is specialist to go to for colonoscopy. ...Read more
Hello. My esophagram showed stomach polyps. Which type of doctor handles this and where do I go from here? Thanks
Gastroenterologist: A GI specialist can check your stomach by means of upper endoscopy. This allows a direct look inside the stomach to define the size and the number of polyps which can be either removed or a biopsy taken in order to find the cause. Treatment will be influenced by the cause. ...Read more