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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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


Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Addagada Rao Dr. Rao
Surgery
52 years in practice
Andhra University, Guntur Medical College
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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. .

Dr. George Mathew Dr. Mathew
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
54 years in practice
Mangalore University, Kasturba Medical College
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin Dr. Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
24 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Donald Kim Dr. Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Donald Kim Dr. Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Carolyn Messere Dr. Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
18 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Barry Mills Dr. Mills
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Dan Lister Dr. Lister
Surgery
24 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Sri Sundararaman Dr. Sundararaman
Radiation Oncology
24 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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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 Dr Z

Dr. Andrew Turrisi Dr. Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
43 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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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?

Morselated or: Piecemeal means not intact -- one likes to see margin, whether the polyp has typical or frank cancer cells in the stalk base. Loop/snare removal may "perforate" bowel integrity but that is preferred. Many times this is reason for open/robotic directed colectomy. Discuss plans for follow up with you GI doc. Ask about pathology report.

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin Dr. Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
24 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Robert Douglas Dr. Douglas
Dentistry - Orthodontics
47 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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.

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi Dr. Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
43 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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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

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