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Colon Polyp Removal Surgery
Husband seeing bright red blood and some clots after colon polyp removal today. He takes Plavix (clopidogrel) every day, but stopped taking it 4 days ago. ?
Is endoscopic mucosal resection for a flat difficult colon polyp more dangerous that traditional surgery to remove that section of the colon?
Polyp: Endoscpic mucosal resection is safe in the proper hands. It is an outpatient procedure and does not require general amesthesia, follow up dpends on histopathology. ...Read more
Is it odd to have three colon polyps removed during the same procedure, or is multiple-polyp removal common?
Good news!: That sounds like the doctor saw something worrisome and then took a sample, but when they looked at the sample under the microscope it turned out that nothing was wrong. That's good news! I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Depends: Fundamental rule once detected must be removed as soon as possible , if general condition permits, . Some polyps like villous adenomas already will have atypical changes or early cancer , if larger than 2 cm will have 40% chance, other types may take months to couple of years for malignant transformation , no one will wait and see. Early colon cancer is curable, removal of polyp will prevent ca. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increased risk?: It is now accepted that adenomatous colon polyps under the right conditions will progress to cancer if present for 5-10 years. However not all polyps will turn into cancer as some will slough off if you have had hyperplastic polyps you risks are not increased. If you had adenomatous polyps then you are at increased risks and should be followed by doctor. ...Read more
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