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Postmenopausal 46 yrs. & told i'm severely anemic more than a yr. 2010 colonoscopy= polyp in stomach & colon. What are the chances that I have colon cancer?
Difficult to say...: There are many causes of anemia. A full work up is really required to see what is the cause. Colon cancer causes anemia by slow blood loss in the stool. A test for microscopic blood in the stool will help your doctor decide if there is cause to re-evaluate for colon cancer. The type of polyp is also important as to how frequently screening for cancer needs to be performed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic epigastric pain. EEG = ulcers, colonoscopy = polyps(removed), ultrasound clear, barium swallow&small bowel normal. Still awful pain! What now?
What are signs of infection after a colonoscopy with polyp removal? How long afterwards could symptoms appear?
Fever: Within one week. After the first 2-3 days of the procedure, the risk is miniscule, if any. ...Read more
8mm hyperplastic polyp in cecum. Why wasn't it removed during colonoscopy? 3mm polyp removed in another spot.
Endoscopy, colonoscopy done. Polyps removed 2 months ago, all beningn. Last week hgb results 12.8. Confused. What this could be?
Sounds normal: If your concern is a slightly low hemoglobin, 12.8 is still within normal range, and I am not sure you need to be very concerned. There are many benign causes of anemia, not related to the stomach or colon, like thalassemia. Questions for your doctor. What is causing my anemia? Is it iron deficiency? If it is iron deficiency, should I have a capsule endoscopy done since EGD/Colonoscopy normal? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a colonoscopy and polyp removed 3days ago. I have had thick brown vaginal discharge since. Is this normal.
No: Colonoscopy has nothing to do with vaginal situations. If no tumor was detected perforating anterior wall of rectum into vagina, which I suspect is not the case, then vaginal discharge is uterine in origin. Blood that remains in utero and passes to the vagina will decompose and appear as a brown discharge. One must examine the uterus by ultrasound to see what the endometrial lining is like. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad had colonoscopy w/ polyps removed 2 days ago, today his stool was very dark, should he see a Dr or Urgent Care for this?
Blood in stool: could be either red, maroon, or black, depending on location of bleeding. You should contact the doctor who performed the procedure and ask for his/her advice. ...Read more
How do you know if you have a family history of colon cancer if all the old folks get colonoscopies, get polyps removed, and say nothing about it?
Ask: Go to your older relatives & ask them- not just about colonoscopies, but about their parents/grandparents, who had what & who died from what. You'll get valuable family history on a number of topics. Only about 5% of colon cancers occur in families with a history of colon cancer, so screening is more important than family history for this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Durin my colonoscopy 4 polyps were removed and the bleeding in my stool has stopped, I heard most polyps have no symptoms unless they are late stage?
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