Top
20
Doctor insights on: Colon Polyps Chances

Share
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny Dr. Zakaluzny
Surgery
34 years in practice
University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
1

1
What are the chances of repeat colon polyps in 27 yr old?

What are the chances of repeat colon polyps in 27 yr old?

Likely high: Depending on the nature of the previous polyps, and other risk factors, polyp recurrence can be almost a certainty over time in young patients. In some people, polyps develop quickly. You should review your risk for polyps with whoever did your last colonoscopy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. James Krick
13 doctors shared insights

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. Ralph Morgan Lewis Dr. Lewis
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
2

2
I change my diet to reduce the chance of getting colon polyps?

I change my diet to reduce the chance of getting colon polyps?

Colon polyps: Diets high in fiber, calcium, antioxidants (as from broccoli/cabbage/ cauliflower/brussel sprouts; green leafy vegetables; brightly colored fruits and veggies) seem to lessen risk of colon cancer. A positive family history for polyps, however increases risk, as does personal history of polyps. Avoid highly processed foods and fast foods due to low nutrition, high preservatives, high fat. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Wendell Goins Dr. Goins
Surgery
38 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
3

3
I have a colon polyp, what are my chances of getting cancer?

I have a colon polyp, what are my chances of getting cancer?

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

Dr. Anuj Sonawala Dr. Sonawala
Pathology
15 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
4

4
Is there a way to Prevent colon polyps ? Is there a way to lessen chances of them being cancerous ? I had 9 polups three agressive types im worried

Is there a way to Prevent colon polyps ? Is there a way to lessen chances of them being cancerous ? I had 9 polups three agressive types im worried

Colonoscopies: You have to be vigilant in getting colonoscopies yearly or every 2-3 years to follow up and ensure complete removal of new colon polyps. Unfortunately, besides frequent colonoscopies, there is not much else you can do besides eating a high fiber, low fat diet. You must have colonic adenomas, so frequent colonoscopies will decrease your risk of progression to colon cancer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin Dr. Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
24 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
5

5
Do colon polyps hurt?

No: Most colon polyps are painless unless they are so big they cause constipation. Also large colon polyps can transform to colon cancer. ...Read more

See 8 more doctor answers
Dr. Sean O Donovan Dr. O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal
30 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
6

6
What are colon polyps?

What are colon polyps?

Abnormal gowths : Neoplasia is a general term to describe abnormal growth pattern, cancer-like, unregulated by normal bodily control systems. Some colon polyps are destined to become cancerous, some are not, so all polyps are usually removed when they are found so we can distinguish the difference under the microscope, not by appearance which can fool you. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Tyson Dr. Tyson
Addiction Medicine
23 years in practice
7
Dr. Allen Kamrava Dr. Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
11 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
8

8
Are colon polyps dangerous?

Eh: Dangerous is a strong term Certain colon polyps are considered precursors to cancer. That is, if not removed, they have potential to become cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
9

9
Colon polyps is 8mm size bad??

Colon polyps is 8mm size bad??

No, not so bad: This is a small polyp. I hope this has been sent to Pathologist for a microscopic examination. Why did you have the colonoscopy done at this time??(it is usually done for some reason or for Cancer screening( but after age of 50 years). ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
10

10
How fast do colon polyps grow?

How fast do colon polyps grow?

Varies: But tend to grow slowly & that is why colonoscopy surveillance is recommended every 5 years with risks or every 10 years if no colon cancer risk factors. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
11

11
How fast can colon polyps grow?

Relatively : Slowly. Usually from a single cell to a polyps the size of a pencil eraser takes 2-3 years, but there can be a wide degree of variability in both benign and malignant polyps. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
12

12
How do you remove colon polyps?

How do you remove  colon polyps?

By scope vs. surgery: If your colon polyps are identified colonoscopically, they can be removed piecemeal by cold biopsy, or cauterized by wrapping a snare around the polyp & adding electricity. Even large polyps can be colonoscopically removed in their entirety by emr (endoscopic mucosal resection). Invasive adenomas, dysplastic polyps, & frank malignancies may require surgery (usually laparoscopic). ...Read more

Dr. Carolyn Messere Dr. Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
18 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
13

13
How quickly do colon polyps grow?

How quickly do colon polyps grow?

Usually slowly: Polyps generally grow slowly, taking years to get big enough to be visible. However, there do seem to be some that are faster growing and more aggressive. I have certainly seen them show up in less than a year after a previous colonoscopy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Michael Zadeh Dr. Zadeh
Surgery
13 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
14

14
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. You Sung Sang Dr. Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
27 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
15

15
How fast fo colon polyps grow back?

How fast fo colon polyps grow back?

Not very: If completely removed, they should not come back at the same site. Polyps are slow growing - unless you have an inherited colon cancer syndrome. That is why is most cases we recommend coming back in 5 years for most people with colon polyps. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
16

16
Are there symptoms of colon polyps?

Are there symptoms of colon polyps?

Not typically: On occasion, polyps may infarct, twist on their stalk, bleed, or secrete (villous tumors of the rectum) with resulting "diarrhea." however, most polyps & colon cancers are identified (hopefully) before symptoms develop. Early detection at a smaller polyp size means higher cure rates, lower risk of malignant transformation or invasion, & improved survival before cancer develops. Get a colonoscopy! ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
17

17
What can u do to manage my colon polyps?

What can u do to manage my colon polyps?

Prevention is key: Once you have been identified as a person in whom adenomas (pre-cancerous polyps) develop: 1) first remove the polyps; 2) schedule surveillance to rule out new polyp development; 3) prevention by behavior & diet. Current recommendations for the latter include: use of daily low-dose aspirin, weight management, reduction of dietary animal fats, optimized fiber intake, calcium supplementation. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen Dr. Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
35 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
18

18
Does everyone show colon polyps symptoms?

NO they don't: Most people with colon polyps have no symptoms! that's why it is so important for people to get screened when appropriate. Generally when you are 50, and maybe sooner if there is a family history of colon polyps. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Debashish Bose Dr. Bose
Surgery
15 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
19

19
Are colon polyps considered to be neoplasic?

Yes, but...: ...Not always a cancer. Different types of polyps have varying risk of developing into cancer or harboring cancer already. Size also increases the risk. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Vinod Shidham Dr. Shidham
Pathology
years in practice
20

20
Is it common to have colon polyps at age 15?

Not common!: Not common, but can have different types of colon polyps. Most common would be juvenile polyp. But cases with family history of familial polyposis will have higher incidence of adenomatous polyps (tubular adenoma). In addition there are other rare types with various syndromes. For more scientific info visit- http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2657698/. ...Read more

Dr. Allen Kamrava
148 doctors shared insights

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


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