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Doctor insights on: Colon Polpys

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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How quickly can a colon polyp grow?

How quickly can a colon polyp grow?

Some grow quickly.: I personally have a family history of colon cancer and had a normal colonoscopy only 2 years before i had a bleeding episode discovered to be from a cancer from a polyp in my cecum. 2 years is a short time to go from no sign of anything to developing a polyp, to having it become a cancer. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

Colon Polyp: A polyp in the colon is not a disease. A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms unless they get big. They are removed at colonoscopy to make sure they are not pre-cancerous. You are more likely to get them if you eat fatty foods, smoke, drink alcohol, don't exercise, or obese. ...Read more

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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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Nodule & polyp found in colon. Wat are these?

Nodule & polyp found in colon. Wat are these?

Ask Pathologist: No way to say without pathological analysis of a tissue specimen. How were the findings discovered? If no sample of the lesions were obtained you would require a colonoscopy to get a sample to find out. ...Read more

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Can removing a colon polyp 2-3 CM in size hurt?

Can removing a colon polyp 2-3 CM in size hurt?

You'll get Medicated: You'll be anesthetized, whether the polyp is removed through the scope or through a surgical procedure. Most importantly, it needs to come out, be tested, and you be treated effectively based on the results. ...Read more

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Is a polyp in the gallbladder the same as one in the colon?

Is a polyp in the gallbladder the same as one in the colon?

Location: concepts are same , polyps ( adenomas ) if left alone with increase of size of 2 cm or more most likely transform to adeno-carcinomas . ( cancers ) Same in gall bladder , if size is increasing during observation, removal of gall bladder is a better option. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more