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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Mild discomfort in the abdomen after having a tranverse colon polyp removed and clamped? Is this normal. Dr said no mri's for 6 weeks cuz of the clamp

Mild discomfort in the abdomen after having a tranverse colon polyp removed and clamped? Is this normal. Dr said no mri's for 6 weeks cuz of the clamp

Maybe: When was your polyp removed? The polyp removal will not cause pain. The air from the colonoscopy will, but that should resolved within the 6 to 12 hours after the procedure. If your pain worsens, see your doctor or go to the ED. If you have any bleeding - Go to the ED. ...Read more

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Had a large colon polyp removed and oral surgeon found radiopaque lesions in parotid glands. Related?

Had a large colon polyp removed and oral surgeon found radiopaque lesions in parotid glands. Related?

No: Colon polyps are mucosal tissue overgrowth which are not radio graphically sensitive. On the other hand, radioopaque lesions in salivary glands are soft tissue calcification which could be secondary to salivary duct calcification to chronic gland infection. Both are not related. ...Read more

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Can you answer, is six colon polyps removed unusual for a 28 year old?

Can you answer, is six colon polyps removed unusual for a 28 year old?

Unusual: Unless you have had prior polyps, family history of polyps or colon cancer, history of colitis. That being said unusual but not unheard of or rare. Be sure to follow the recommendations for follow up scope schedules from your doctor. ...Read more

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Is having six colon polyps removed unusual for someone who is just 28 years old?

Is having six colon polyps removed unusual for someone who is just 28 years old?

Somewhat: Depends, if they were all small polyps with biopsy showing that they were hyperplastic polyps they have little significance, if however they are large (greater that. 5 cm to 1cm) and adenomas that would be unusual and would require close follow up. ...Read more

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5 weeks after having 6 colon polyps removed I am still seeing blood?

5 weeks after having 6 colon polyps removed I am still seeing blood?

Not normal: It would be prudent to consult the doctor who carried out the procedure. ...Read more

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Is it odd to have three colon polyps removed during the same procedure, or is multiple-polyp removal common?

Is it odd to have three colon polyps removed during the same procedure, or is multiple-polyp removal common?

No: It is not odd to have several polyps removed at the time of a colonoscopy. The intent is to remove all polyps found unless you happen to have familial polyposis in which case there may be thousands of polyps and obviously they can't all be removed. ...Read more

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I've had benign colon polyps removed on two occasions over a three year period. Should I consider taking calcium to reduce my odds of polyps?

I've had benign colon polyps removed on two occasions over a three year period. Should I consider taking calcium to reduce my odds of polyps?

Will not help: Polyps occur sometimes familial, sometimes we don't know why. Continue follow up with your gastroenterologist.Calcium will not reduce the incidence. ...Read more

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I had colon polyps removed Almost a year ago and have been taking kombucha could it help prevent colon cancer if taken daily?

I had colon polyps removed Almost a year ago and have been taking kombucha could it help prevent colon cancer if taken daily?

One line answer NO: KOMBUCHA, a fermented fungus tea used as health supplement in varieties of diseses from cancer to HIV etc has no scientific proof. Only one that benefits are the one that sells, risk outweighs the unproven benefits If you have colon polyp go for scheduled endoscopic removal, get them analyzed & follow your MD s advise. ...Read more

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What % of colon polyps removed come back as being pre-cancerous? My brother has colon cancer, my moms polyps were pre-cancerous. My odds of having?

Colon polyps: There are genetic tests for all varieties of family colon cancers. You may never have another problem, but you need to find out your relatives' type and get tested by a blood test. Look up other sources of familial colon cancer to do research to understand it better. Do not do nothing. Good luck to all of you. ...Read more

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Normal iron levels however hgb is low 13.6. What this mean? Bening colon polyps removed. Diverticulosis diagnosed from most recent colonoscopy.

Normal iron levels however hgb is low 13.6. What this mean? Bening colon polyps removed. Diverticulosis diagnosed from most recent colonoscopy.

Polyps can bleed.: While polyps and diverticuli can bleed, the bleeding from the latter is dramatic and scary, while the bleeding from the former is very slow and not noticeable overtly. Your situation sounds like bleeding from polyps. ...Read more

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In my 30s.Eat healthy diet, normal weight, exercise. Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last 2 colonoscopies? 4 benign, 1 tubular adenoma. Common?

In my 30s.Eat healthy diet, normal weight, exercise. Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last 2 colonoscopies? 4 benign, 1 tubular adenoma. Common?

Follow-up care: Colon polyps are not normal, but it is good that you had colonoscopy to have these removed. Do you have family history of colon cancer? Even if you do not, do follow your doctor's advice for follow-up colonoscopy at no more than five years from now.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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In my 30s. Eat healthy diet and exercise. Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last to colonoscopies? All benign. 1 tubular adenoma. Risk?

In my 30s. Eat healthy diet and exercise. Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last to colonoscopies? All benign. 1 tubular adenoma. Risk?

Real risk: Your diet and exercise have little or no impact on your likelihood of developing colon cancer, but are very much worth doing for their own sake, for the fitness satisfaction, and other health benefits. This is mostly about your genes and dumb luck. You'll want to be 'scoped fairly often and little lesions removed promptly to reduce your risk greatly. ...Read more

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I had four colon polyps removed, one was 15mm and causing bleeding in stool. I was told I didn't has ibs/chrons/colitis. What caused these polyps then?

I had four colon polyps removed, one was 15mm and causing bleeding in stool. I was told I didn't has ibs/chrons/colitis. What caused these polyps then?

Viral field changes: With 4 polyps one needs to know if there is a familial history of polyposis. In addition are the polyps adenomatous or inflammatory. Rare for an adenomatous polyp of 1.5 mm to be symptomatic. If not congenital and appearing adenomatous, the mechanism appears to be polyoma virus transfecting mucosal epithelium and then as various lesions appear if a malignancy arises it suppresses the others. ...Read more

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4 colon polyps removed, age 31. Leukocytes, Lymphocytes, and Neutrophils high. Waiting for pathology results. Should I be worried? Could it be cancer?

4 colon polyps removed, age 31. Leukocytes, Lymphocytes, and Neutrophils high. Waiting for pathology results. Should I be worried? Could it be cancer?

Congrats!: Congratulations for following your Doctor's suggestion to have a colonoscopy!! The chances are you are AVOIDING CANCER with the EARLY detection of these Polyps!!!

Keep up the good healthy habits! ...Read more

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I had colon polyps removed Thursday after a colonoscopy. The papers said not to take aspirin, can I take ibuprofen for a headache?

I had colon polyps removed Thursday after a colonoscopy. The papers said not to take aspirin, can I take ibuprofen for a headache?

Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) would be safer. Do not drink alcohol.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Do all colon polyps need removed? If not why?

Do all colon polyps need removed? If not why?

Yes: All colon polyps need to be removed because they are the most common cause of colon cancer. Most cancers start in a polyp, that is why screening reduces the risk of colon cancer. ...Read more

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What happens if colon polyps are removed will they come back?

Yes: They can come back. It depends on the type of polyp, size, genetics, if it was removed completely or in part. Patients that have polyps are predisposed to get new ones, particularly if these are "adenomas". depending on these factors, your gastro doctor will determine how soon you would need a repeat exam. ...Read more

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Can colon polyps be easily removed?

Can colon polyps be easily removed?

Yes and No: Removal of colon polyps depend on their size. Smaller polyps with a narrow base can usually be removed easily at the time of colonoscopy. Larger polyps, and those with a broader base cannot be completely removed by colonoscopy at times, and may require colon resection. ...Read more

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I have a colon polyp that needs to be removed surgically what is the process?

Your doctor will exp: I am sure your doctor would be happy to explain. Surgical removal means an operation to remove the polyp. There are two types of operation: open surgery or laparoscopic surgery (this one is a mini operation with smaller cuts as compared to open surgery which is a bigger cut). But talk it over with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had colon sscope done 2 polyps removed. How long does it takes to know results from pathologist?

Usually fast: Normally less than a week. It may depend on where you live and if the specimen had to be sent out. After a week call your doctor if you are worried and have not heard. ...Read more

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Is a tubulularvillenous colon polyp that is 40mm considered big? What are the chances it could become malignant if not removed?

Is a tubulularvillenous colon polyp that is 40mm considered big? What are the chances it could become malignant if not removed?

Should remove: You should get it it removed, 40 mm polyp is pretty big, due villous component will have higher incidence of cancer. Please get it removed if possible by endoscopy, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Colonic (Definition)

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


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