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Colonoscopy Flat Polyps
GI ordered 2nd colonoscopy in hospital 3 weeks after ascending 10mm flat polyp "unsuccessful resection" in clinic. Why general anesth.? Could be CA?
If you had polyps last time you had a colonoscopy does than mean it's expected to continue the same.
There are higher odd: Some people are more prone to form polyps. So if you have had the polyps removed before, you are considered higher risk for more polyps and advised to undergo colonoscopy in 5 years, as opposed to 10 years for someone who did not have any polyps in their first colonoscopy. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy and they removed 5 polyps. What is the average amount that is removed and is 5 a lot?
5 is a lot: 5 polyps found at colonoscopy is a lot but not uncommon. Most important is the type of polyp. Hyperplastic polyps are not malignant and are not the concern that we associate with adenomatous polyps which can be premalignant. Most worrisome are adenomatous polyps with atypia which should be aggressively removed. Many invasive cancers start as a benign polyp and can be prevented by polypectomy! ...Read more
A polyp 1 CM is average size or is consider big ? Can I have the option to be awake and conscious during a colonoscopy?
Possible: 1 cm is not considered very small , current practice of endoscopic screening , will be picked up much smaller than 1 cm , yes could be done with out sedation , but you will be very uncomfortable , and no reason to suffer , follow the advice of your doctor, a relatively low risk procedure ...Read more
Had a total clean colonoscopy at 45, no polyps. At age 50, now am i still ok, or should I consider another one now. Thanks?
If when taking a colonoscopy and they see polyps do they remove them and when they remove them and something is found what medicine do they use?
Yes: polyps are removed with instruments passed through a channel in the scope. Instruments are used to cut the polyp and extract it. Very rarely (if polyp large and/or flat) there is a need to inject the polyp prior to removing it, and the most common injected medicine would be epinephrine and normal saline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a colonoscopy 8 weeks ago they found a 15 mm pendulated polyp it was removed and tested it came back showing changes is benign is this ok?
Benign: Should be no problem but continue to follow up with your provider since you are under 50. ...Read more
I had a clean colonoscopy at age 45. No polyps etc. Just turned 50 and wondering if I should do it now, or is it ok to wait. Thanks in advance, ?
Maybe: First question is do you have any symptoms to suggest colon disease. Change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss most commonly. If not, next question is family history. Any one in your first degree family have colon cancer or polyps? If yes then have one at 5 years, if no then recommendations are to wait 10 years, again, if no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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