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Colonoscopy Colonic Polyps
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Normal iron levels however hgb is low 13.6. What this mean? Bening colon polyps removed. Diverticulosis diagnosed from most recent colonoscopy.
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
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
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. ?
If brother had colon polyps removed and so did mom...do i need a colonoscopy to check? I had a negative fecal test by my doctor?
Yes: Yes! If not discuss with your MD! ...Read more
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
Very common: For people 50 years and older is very common. ...Read more
Mother had precancerous colon polyp at 40, father had noncancerous polyp at 40... when should I have first colonoscopy?
It depends on....: You may be at a higher risk for polyps than the average person where colonoscopy is advised at 50 years of age. For high risk it is advised at 40 years. But if you have any symptoms of blood loss or abdominal symptoms anytime, you should get your colon checked before you turn 40. If you want to be free of any anxiety, then do it sooner(now or during this year provided you can handle the expenses. ...Read more
My colonoscopy microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3-5mm Sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. What are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? Should I be concerned?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers