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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


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Is 8 mm large for a cecum polyp? I'm 37 yo. Should I be concerned? Biopsy said benign. Wasn't removed.

Is 8 mm large for a cecum polyp? I'm 37 yo. Should I be concerned? Biopsy said benign. Wasn't removed.

Depends: 8mm is moderately large, if it was an adenoma it should be removed completely...Though if was non specific inflammation or a lipoma excision is not needed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My partner had 2 x 3mm sessile polyps removed and has slight adema in caecal mucasa, obliteration of vascular pattern, , biospys taken from cecum, ?

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

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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?

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

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Cecal polyp: would the correct treatment be adbominal perineal resection?

Cecal polyp: would the correct treatment be adbominal perineal resection?

Cecal polyp: Cecal polyp is located in the proximal colon where the small intestine meets the large bowel. Apr (abdominal perineal resection) is usually reserved for rectal lesion. It is a different part of anatomy. ...Read more

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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

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

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Can a polyp in the ileo cecal valve cause cancer?

Can a polyp in the ileo cecal valve cause cancer?

You can only know: This after an endoscopy, and the polyp may already be cancer...Only a biopsy, and in this case a removal, will reveal the facts. Villous adenomas and carcinoids can live at this address, and they also can bleed. ...Read more

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Diminutive cecum polyp I have a history of colon cancer I am so nervous?

Diminutive cecum polyp I have a history of colon cancer I am so nervous?

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

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Would a CT scan show a hyperplastic polyp in the cecum?

Would a CT scan show a hyperplastic polyp in the cecum?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Probably okay.: It may be a polyp or some other abnormality which was seen. It is impossible to know until it is evaluated. Certainly it is important to follow through. Good luck. ...Read more

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What type of test is done to check for polyps in males?

What type of test is done to check for polyps in males?

Polyps Where?: I am not clear what part of a males body you are referring to. If you mean polyps in the colon, a colonoscopy would be the best test to identify and biopsy them. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Type of colon polyp that is fast growing?

Type of colon polyp that is fast growing?

Depends on size and: How fast it is growing. It could be cancer, so it probably should be removed. Consult with your GI specialist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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: 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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Hello. My esophagram showed stomach polyps. Which type of doctor handles this and where do I go from here? Thanks

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

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What type of foods should I eat if I have internal hemorrhoids and a little polyp? Sweets, yogurt, proteins, white cheese, cocoa and tea are forbidden?

What type of foods should I eat if I have internal hemorrhoids and a little polyp? Sweets, yogurt, proteins, white cheese, cocoa and tea are forbidden?

Anything.: You can eat anything when you have internal hemorrhoids as long as you avoid constipation and don't strain. Easiest way to take a tablespoon of Metamucil dissolve in 12 glass of water and follow with one glass of water. ...Read more

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What does a polyp feel like?

What does a polyp feel like?

Location?: If in colon, most are w/o sensation... There fore dangerous to grow without knowledge of. If you are over 50, get your screening colonoscopy done. If you have a hx of family polyps follow your doc's screening advice. ...Read more

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What causes people to get polyps?

What causes people to get polyps?

Genes: There are a number of genes in the polyp formation cascade. As these genes get altered, polyps form. ...Read more