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Cecal Villous Adenoma
What do you suggest if my husband has a villous adenoma the size of a strawberry. how worried should I be?
Usually convert: When a villous adenoma is detected in a male who is probably over 50 yrs. of age you are dealing with a notorious premalignant cancer of bowel which is where I assume the lesion is present. Virtually every one is resected to prevent the development of colon Ca. Wide resection I assume would be attempted by scope if possible, would be curiative. ...Read more
Premalignant tumor: Neoplasms of the small bowel are unusual comprising less than 2% of all malignant neoplasms of bowel . They manifest with non-specific symptoms and frequently can be missed in the usual screening tests because they are flat and carpet like in appearance. Villous adenomas are often associated with larger adenomas and more severe degrees of dysplasia and are of concern primarily because of the risk of malignant transformation (approximately 15-25% overall) ...Read more
Villous adenoma on appendix bloating painful stomach takes lg amounts of imodium 47 yrs old constant yeast infections since any ideas?
Yeast in the vagina.: Comes from colon, if chronic diahrea, more opportunity, keep Diflucan around at 150-200 mg. As for the diahrea, a medicine called wellchol, a bile acid sequesterant may help; probiotics.Low dose opiod may help if miserable but make that last resort. If alternating constipation and diahrea, may have irritible bowel component (ibs). Appendectomy shouldn't create diahrea, keep colonoscopy up 2 date. ...Read more
Maybe: Not necessarily. Depend on liavtiim and symptoms. Observation may be ok depending on location. ...Read more
Not Necessarily: Small adenomas have a lower cancer and hemorrhage risk. If they become large, such as >5 cm, the cancer and hemorrhage risk increases and most recommend removing them at that time. They are made worse by oral contraceptives so these should not be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had colonoscopy 9 years ago, was 23 then found 1 very small adenoma, repeat scopes at 1 and 4yrs clean, now back at 5yrs should I be nervous?
Do not be nervous: Colon cancer is a slow growing cancer. As long as you get colonoscopies when recommended they should be able to remove the adenomatous polyps that may turn into colon cancer. It is usually thought that it takes anadenomatous polyp 10 years to turn into cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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