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What is the cause for colon polyps? I went in for my five year colonoscopy and they removed three. Five years ago, they removed two. These are benign

What is the cause for colon polyps? I went in for my five year colonoscopy and they removed three. Five years ago, they removed two. These are benign

Not known: It is good that you had colonoscopy and had the polyps removed. We do not know the exact cause of polyps. It is likely a combination of genetics, diet and environment.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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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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Can colon polyps or caner cause bladder irritation or UTI I am waiting for a colonoscopy and now getting bladder irritation and frequency of urine.?

Can colon polyps or caner cause bladder irritation or UTI I am waiting for a colonoscopy and now getting bladder irritation and frequency of urine.?

Not with polyps: Bladder irritation and colonic fistula (connection to bladder and colon) usually not due to polyps but due to diverticulitis which is a benign disease. Don't worry wait until tests are complete. . ...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.
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I'm scared of getting an colonoscopy to look for colonic polyps. Does it hurt?

I'm scared of getting an colonoscopy to look for colonic polyps. Does it hurt?

No: In the hands of a well trained gastroenterologist using the right sedation, you should feel no pain during colonoscopy. The procedure should last around 20 to 30 minutes. You may feel some bloating after colonoscopy.

You need to ask your gastroenterologist what type of sedation is used. Propofol is clearly superior to versed/valium. ...Read more

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I'm scared of getting an colonoscopy to look for colonic polyps. Will they knock me out?

I'm scared of getting an colonoscopy to look for colonic polyps. Will they knock me out?

Most likely: Typically you will be sedated for your colonoscopy. In most instances, you will not remember much from the exam. It is a very safe examination. ...Read more

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I feel colonoscopy is invasive. Are there less embarrassing ways to look for colonic polyps?

I feel colonoscopy is invasive. Are there less embarrassing ways to look for colonic polyps?

Possibly: For a full evaluation of your colon, a virtual colonoscopy or ct colonography may be an option. This is a specialized examination using the ct scanner performed by certain centers. Ask your doctor if this option is available in your area. ...Read more

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Chronic iron def & anemia (5 yrs). Iv iron good for 6 months. No endometriosis, fibroids, colon polyps, etc. Wth? (3 endoscopes, 2 colonoscopies)

Chronic iron def & anemia (5 yrs). Iv iron good for 6 months. No endometriosis, fibroids, colon polyps, etc. Wth? (3 endoscopes, 2 colonoscopies)

May not be colon: You do not mention that you have seen a hematologist. You may need to do that for further workup, if no cause for bleeding is found.

Also, there is a way to look at the small bowel to make sure the bleeding is not coming from there, called a capsule endoscopy, where you swallow a capsule with a camera in it. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Do all polyps need to be removed in colonoscopy to avoid colon cancer?

Do all polyps need to be removed in colonoscopy to avoid colon cancer?

Yes: Not all polyps are pre-canerous, most are. The determination of whether the polyp is precancerous or not usually requires examination by a pathologist and that necessitates removal. There is no good reason to not remove a polyp detected on colonscopy. All most all colon cancers start in polyps, therefore it is necessary to remove polyps to prevent colon cancer. ...Read more

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Doctor removed 18 polyps from colon, all benign. Doctor says I need another colonoscopy next year. What are the chances he will find polyps again?

Doctor removed 18 polyps from colon, all benign. Doctor says I need another colonoscopy next year. What are the chances he will find polyps again?

Good chance: With this many polyps others could easily have been missed or you could grow small polyps in a year I agree with repeat procedure 1yr. Also will determine how fast you grow polyps and determine future schedule if procedure. ...Read more

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2 yrs. After a colonoscopy I had another and they found a large polyp in the colon is that unusual? I have colon cancer in my family is that a concern

Not unusual.: Colon polyps recur or you grow new ones. This is why it is important to have regular colonoscopies, especially with your personal and family history. ...Read more

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If there's history of colon/rectal cancer (lowercolon andrectumremoved) and 7 large polyps were found from an colonoscopy how often should a person go?

If there's history of colon/rectal cancer (lowercolon andrectumremoved) and 7 large polyps were found from an colonoscopy how often should a person go?

Depends: Discuss with GI re: how thorough scope eval was. Ask if biopsied areas marked. Type of polyp (tubular, villous, sessile etc important predictors. May consider 6 month f/u scope, possibly 12 mo. Then annual until all negative then space every 2-3 yrs cautiously. Family history, genetic testing, upper scope should be considered. ...Read more

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I have just had a colonoscopy. They removed 2 polyp. 1 is normal. 2nd is Colon-sigmoid is Tubulovillous adenoma demonstrating mainly low grade dysplas?

I have just had a colonoscopy. They removed 2 polyp. 1 is normal. 2nd is Colon-sigmoid is Tubulovillous adenoma demonstrating mainly low grade dysplas?

Sounds: Like the colonoscopy was a "success" it resulted in a possibly "PRE-malignancy!! Follow the GI expert's advice as to your next follow-up scope! \
Congrats on having that test!!!!

Hope this is helpful
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My wife had a colonoscopy and they found a 3cm sessile polyp in the transverse colon @ 60 cm. The polyp was removed in a piece meal fashion. What does that mean?

My wife had a colonoscopy and they found a 3cm sessile polyp in the transverse colon @ 60 cm. The polyp was removed in a piece meal fashion. What does that mean?

Polypectomy: The gastoenterologist typically uses a hooped metal device to remove the polyp. Sometimes the poly is big enough that they need to cut it in half to get to the base. ...Read more

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Do all colon cancers start as a polyp than can be found and removed on colonoscopy, or do some not have a "polyp stage"?

Do all colon cancers start as a polyp than can be found and removed on colonoscopy, or do some not have a "polyp stage"?

Not all colon cancer: Approximately 85% of colon cancers do start as polyps. The other 15 percent occur in cases of chronic inflammation. Cancer can develop in patients with ulcerative colitis with no polyp stage. The chronic inflammation itself can be a precancerous state. ...Read more

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3-5mm Sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. What are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? Should I be concerned?

3-5mm Sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. What are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? Should I be concerned?

Wait for pathology: Your Gastroenterologist will have sent the polyp to a pathologist for study. I'm sure his office will call you to let you know the results. (S)he will advise you what to do next. ...Read more

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Is a colon polyp more likely to grow fast if it's cancerous? I had a colonoscopy last year with no polyps, had a very large polyp removed today

Is a colon polyp more likely to grow fast if it's cancerous? I had a colonoscopy last year with no polyps, had a very large polyp removed today

Sort ofm: Since you were negative a year ago, you must have bled to warrant re-exam. Rapid growth is a sign of cancer. I note you do not use. 81 mg Aspirin that may inhibit polyp transformation and growth. ...Read more

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20 mm polyp removed during colonoscopy. Likelihood of cancer. Family history of colon cancer.

20 mm polyp removed during colonoscopy. Likelihood of cancer. Family history of colon cancer.

Need more: Information. The type of polyp.who in your family has colon CA, the age of diagnosis and your age ...Read more

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Hi. I had a colonoscopy and they found 3 paris 2a polyps in my transverse colon. What are the chances they are malignant?

Hi. I had a colonoscopy and they found 3 paris 2a polyps in my transverse colon. What are the chances they are malignant?

Pathology: Most polyps are not malignant. But the good news is you do NOT have to leave it to chance. Once your polyps make to the pathology lab they will tell you FOR SURE whether they are malignant or benign ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a family history of colon cancer if all the old folks get colonoscopies, get polyps removed, and say nothing about it?

How do you know if you have a family history of colon cancer if all the old folks get colonoscopies, get polyps removed, and say nothing about it?

Ask: Go to your older relatives & ask them- not just about colonoscopies, but about their parents/grandparents, who had what & who died from what. You'll get valuable family history on a number of topics. Only about 5% of colon cancers occur in families with a history of colon cancer, so screening is more important than family history for this. ...Read more

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Doctor removed 18 polyps last colonoscopy, next colonoscopy if find any might need surgery to remove section of colon! What if I elect non-surgery?

May spread: Depending on nature of polyps, inflammatory or early malignant, surgery may be needed if recurrent lesion noted. Endoscopy effective if stalk of polyp not invaded. If multiple polyps appear in a field, this represents early changes in the field that by itself can eventually lead to the development of an invasive carcinoma. Depending on findings of next colonoscopy decision should be discussed. ...Read more

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Colon cancer I had a colonoscopy 31/2 yrs. Ago but am having trouble lately could polyps grow that quickly I won't have another colonoscopy for 6 mo?

Colon cancer I had a colonoscopy 31/2 yrs. Ago but am having trouble lately could polyps grow that quickly I won't have another colonoscopy for 6 mo?

Very unlikely: Adenomatous polyps (the ones that can turn into cancer) become more common the older you are. The more the number of polyps seen and removed, the higher the growth rate and likely the chance of finding new ones. Having polyps or cancer at a young age though should trigger shorter intervals to surveillance colonoscopies. ...Read more

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I recently had a colonoscopy, and the doctor completely removed a sessile polyp from my descending colon using cold forceps (size of polyp unknown). I?

Ok Then: What is the biopsy (pathology) repot which is important for immediate care. You have to find it from your doctor and also will advise you about what type of follow up care you need. . ...Read more

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If someone had colon cancer a year ago how often should he get a colonoscopy and do all colon and rectal cancers starts from a polyp?

It depends, and yes: If the colon cancer was small, repeat colonoscopy should be done every year. If it was big or obstructed the colon, repeat colonoscopy might be necessary in 3 or 6 months. Ask your oncologist. And yes, all colon carcinomas are believed to start as polyps. ...Read more

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Had an incomplete colonoscopy due to a redundant colon. Going for a barium enema now. If polyps are discovered in that area how can they be removed?

Had an incomplete colonoscopy due to a redundant colon. Going for a barium enema now. If polyps are discovered in that area how can they be removed?

Options include:: ...A retry at colonoscopy under deeper sedation with altered technique and/or by a different physician. Surgery is another choice, appropriate to size, location, extent of polyps.. ...Read more

Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Colon Polyps (Definition)

Occurs when there is a growth on the lining of the colon (large intestine). Most polyps aren't serious, but some are cancerous and some can become cancerous. They are a common finding on colonoscopy, and are frequently biopsied (removed) during colonoscopy ...Read more


Cauterization (Definition)

Cauterization is the term for the use of a device which uses heat to treat tissues, most commonly at surgery to diminish bleeding but also externally for bleeding such as nasal bleeding. It can also be used to remove lesions on the skin ...Read more