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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Is colonic irrigation following bowel resection normal?

Not sure: Not sure what kind of surgery you had, but colonic irrigation is not usually done after bowel surgery. You should ask your surgeon specifically what type of surgery you had and why. ...Read more

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How do polyps and sigmoid colonic diverticuli differ?

How do polyps and sigmoid colonic diverticuli differ?

Differet: these are different problems: polyps are little (although sometimes large) growths in the colon. Diverticulas are pockets that protrude outside the colon. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?

My colonoscopy  microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?

Nothing: non specific colon inflammation it could be anything but not cancer. there is no risk of cancer. your doctor can review your symptoms,and the result of the biopsy and reach the proper conclusion. nothing serious. ...Read more

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Will colonic polyps turn into colon cancer?

Will colonic polyps turn into colon cancer?

It can happen: At the time of detection, most polyps are not cancerous. Hoever, over time polyps can develop pre-cancer changes in the cells which then become early cancer changes and finally fully developed cancer. It is best to strictly follow your gastroenterologists screenig schedules if you already have had polyps and get regular screeinig colonoscopies done. ...Read more

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Whats ileorectal sigmoid anastomosis?

Whats  ileorectal sigmoid anastomosis?

Tough one!: There is an ileorectal anastomosis - when the colon is removed we can attach the ileum - part of the end of the small intestine - to the rectum. There is also an ileosigmoid anastomosis - when the ileum is attached to the sigmoid colon. Often the area is called the rectosigmoid region so this leads to the confusion. There is no ileorectal sigmoid anastomosis. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy results-tubular adenoma colon polyp, diverticulosis&hemorrhoids. I was told prep not complete-should I repeat colonoscopy sooner than 3yr?

Colonoscopy results-tubular adenoma colon polyp, diverticulosis&hemorrhoids. I was told prep not complete-should I repeat colonoscopy sooner than 3yr?

Yes , incomplete: colonoscope is inadequate for complete diagnosis , first you should have repeat with good preparation , second as you already have have tubular adenoma , you need closer surveillance than those who did not have it.. . ...Read more

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Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Not recommended: Whenever there is evidence of dysplasia or cancer in the setting of crohn's colitis, it is probably better to consider a total proctocolectomy as there is high risk of synchronous cancer or recurrence elsewhere in the colon. ...Read more

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Are small sessile colon polyps usually cancerous?

Are small sessile colon polyps usually cancerous?

No ...: ... On the contrary. The smaller the polyp, the less likely it is to be "cancerous". Sessile just means flat (harder to find) versus pedunculated (mushroom-shaped). The precancerous type of polyps are adenomatous and serrated polyps (documented on pathology). Hyperplastic polyps in general are almost always benign and never turn into cancer. ...Read more

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Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Not really: Not really the size of the polyp does not determined if it is cancer or not of course large polyp can do more damage and depend on location can cause obstruction and bleeding the histology of the polyp determined if it is malignant or pre malignant. ...Read more

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Can colon polyps rupture?

Can colon polyps rupture?

Not typically: Polyps are solid masses of tissue. Usually when we speak of a body part rupturing, it is a hollow structure like an aneurysm, a cyst. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy biopsy shows colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid aggregates. I was having bleeding & mucous. Uc or crohn's? Or normal?

My colonoscopy biopsy shows colonic mucosa with reactive lymphoid aggregates.  I was having bleeding & mucous.  Uc or crohn's?  Or normal?

Nonspecific finding: Lymphoid aggregates are commonly found in the colon and small bowel. They are a normal finding. Excessive lymphoid aggregates could be related to infections or ibd but they are relatively a nonspecific finding, especially if the other features of ibd are not present. ...Read more

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27/f, sigmoidoscopy results- internal hemorrhoids + mild erythma & petechiae in sigmoid colon & distal rectum. Took biopsies. What does this mean?

27/f, sigmoidoscopy results- internal hemorrhoids + mild erythma & petechiae in sigmoid colon & distal rectum. Took biopsies. What does this mean?

Pathology to look : You had a sigmoidoscopy. It showed internal hemorrhoids. You want to walk more, eat more vegetables, and drink more water. Biopsy is to have pathology look under microscope and. Make sure everything is healthy. ...Read more

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Is this UC? Colonoscopy report: PR normal. Granular mucosa in the rectum & sigmoid (reduced vascular pattern). Subtle rectal & sigmoid inflammation.

Is this UC? Colonoscopy report: PR normal. Granular mucosa in the rectum & sigmoid (reduced vascular pattern). Subtle rectal & sigmoid inflammation.

Biopsy will show: Diagnosis of Ulcerative colitis is complex and has to be verified by the biopsy findings (your dr most likely had taken multiple biopsies from different parts of the colon and sent them to the pathologist for examination) ...Read more

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Colon, infiltratng mod. Diff. Adenocarcna, ulceration, no lymphovasc. Invasn. Intestinal type enteric, distal sigmoid mass. Ok to delay surgery to feb?

Colon cancer: I would advocate having the procedure done as soon as technically possible waiting weeks is generally ok but not months , unless the delay is to undergo neoadjuvant therapy. ...Read more

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Colon cleanse for colonoscopy now green bile?

Normal: After using colon cleanse, all of the stool is out of you and the only thing left is the green bile that is constantly made by the liver. ...Read more

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Colon:2x3cm non lifting flat lesion(malignant suspicion)couldnot be removed by polypectomy, needs segmental surgical resection.Surgery or laparoscopy?

Colon:2x3cm non lifting flat lesion(malignant  suspicion)couldnot be removed by polypectomy, needs segmental surgical resection.Surgery or laparoscopy?

Either way: Must be removed , laparoscopic surgery will have slightly quicker recovery, less pain , due to your cardiac surgery which ever takes shorter operation time time you should choose, increased intra abdominal pressure may not be good for you as in laparoscopy discuss with your surgeon and cardiologist ...Read more

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Histeroscopic polypectomy or histerectomy, what's the difference?

Histeroscopic polypectomy or histerectomy, what's the difference?

Look vs take...: Hysteroscopy is a procedure that looks inside the uterus, without incisions. If a polyp is present, it can be removed with instruments placed thru the hysteroscope - short recovery. A hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus (containing the polyp) - with or without the removal of the ovaries thru incisions- longer recovery. ...Read more

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Is snare polypectomy used for hemmroid surgery?

Is snare polypectomy used for hemmroid surgery?

No, but banding is.: Appropriately sized internal hemorrhoids can be treated by rubber band ligation, often in the office without anesthesia. This is a tried and true treatment for bothersome internal hemorrhoids. Snare polypectomy is a technique used during colonoscopy to remove larger polypoid growths in the colon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: endoscopic polypectomy?

Removal of polyp: Endoscopy means using instrument to look inside your digestive system (esophagus, stomach, small bowel or colon) polypectomy is taking out a polyp which is a small growth in the lining of your intestinal wall. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it normal to still be bleeding after having a hysteroscope, d&c, polypectomy, & some light pain 9 days ago?

Is it normal to still be bleeding after having a hysteroscope, d&c, polypectomy, & some light pain 9 days ago?

Yes and no: If you are just spotting like a light period yes, but if it is heavy bleeding and you are having cramping and abdominal pain go to the emergency room for exam immediately. ...Read more

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What is polypectomy ?

Removal: Its a term for removing polyps, usually in the colon but whenever and wherever a polyp is removed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: polypectomy?

What is the definition or description of: polypectomy?

Removing growth: It is a procedure usually done through an flexible scope that removes an abnormal growth for biopsy ...Read more

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How much bleeding is normal after polypectomy?

How much bleeding is normal after polypectomy?

Spotting: Of a drop or two is not unusual. Anything more than that or passage of clots of old blood is concerning enough to report this promptly to your colonoscopist. ...Read more

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Can i exercise 6 days after hysteroscopy polypectomy?

Can i exercise 6 days after hysteroscopy polypectomy?

Yes: Start with mild exercise such as walking. If the activity induces bleeding, slow down or stop. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hysteroscopy and polypectomy?

What is the difference between hysteroscopy and polypectomy?

Hysteroscopy: Hysteroscopy is to introduce a thin scope into uterus through the vagina and cervix, so we can see the polyp in the cavity of the uterus. We then use a loop through the hysteroscope to shave off and retrieve the polyp. ...Read more

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Histeroscopic polypectomy or histerectomy, what's the diffreence?

Hysteroscopy: Hysteroscopy uses a small camera inserted through he vagina into the uterus to allow visualization of the lining. A scraping of the lining can then be done to remove it and any small lesions arising from it. A hysterectomy removes the uterus +/- ovaries and tubes. Sometimes a hysteroscopy can lead a physician to recommend hysterectomy. Talk to your GYN about what is best for you. ...Read more

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How long after polypectomy you can do embryo transfer?

How long after polypectomy you can do embryo transfer?

After 1 normal cycle: Most doctors will make you wait one or two menstrual cycles after surgery so your lining is fully healed before transferring the embryo. Good luck! ...Read more

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When do you stop bleeding after a polypectomy and ablation?

Should stop: Immediately if this was the cause of your bleeding. You may see minor bleeding for up to 10 days but if this was the cause of your bleeding, it should stop promptly. If concerned call your endoscopist promptly and discuss. ...Read more

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Post uterine polypectomy--i'm still bleeding, what should I do?

Post uterine polypectomy--i'm still bleeding, what should I do?

Depends: You might commonly experience bleeding after polypectomy, but this should not be more than a regualr period; this might last for 4-6 weeks; however if the bleeding persists longer or is very heavy; then you might have another cause for the bleeding (for example adenomyosis, dysfunctional bleeding etc); you need to discuss it with your gyn. ...Read more

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When am I able to concieve after a Hysteroscopy, D&C, Polypectomy?

When am I able to concieve after a Hysteroscopy, D&C, Polypectomy?

After 2 periods: I recommend waiting until you have had 2 normal periods to allow the endometrial lining to heal. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed on an off after hysteroscopy/d&c/polypectomy? I bled 1st day pink mucous for 9 days now day 10 Bleeding very lightly. No odor.

Is it normal to bleed on an off after hysteroscopy/d&c/polypectomy? I bled 1st day pink mucous for 9 days now day 10 Bleeding very lightly. No odor.

Post op bldg.: Hysteroscopy with a "D&C and polypectomy" can result in mild or even moderate bleeding while the lining of the womb is healing. This should not continue. If you have additional episodes of bleeding, see your healthcare provider who performed the surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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


Dr. Raj Mummadi
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Polypectomy (Definition)

It is a procedure usually done through an flexible scope that removes an ...Read more