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Diminutive Sessile Polyp Colon
6mm attached sessile polyp (in descending colon), 2-5mm rectum, diminutive polyps. Haven't gotten my results back yet from 7/2 should I be concerened?
Had removed sessile polyp descending colon, reported to have vegetable matter, what bdoes this mean, thank you?
Very common: For people 50 years and older is very common. ...Read more
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
3-5mm Sessile polyp removed from descending colon during colonoscopy. What are the odds it's a hyperplastic polyp? Should I be concerned?
Why could my doc not easily remove a 1/2 inch sessile polyp on the sigmoid colon? What type of doc can do it?
Sessile = flat: Sessile polyps are flat, which makes it very difficult (but not impossible) to remove. However, they can usually be biopsied to determine if (pre)cancerous or not. This is where the gastroenterologist comes in handy. Realistically, it comes down to experience as newly minted docs may not have skills of seasoned ones. But in general, gastroenterologist is specialist to go to for colonoscopy. ...Read more
Doc found one sessile polyp (half inch) on my sigmoid colon that he couldn't remove. Is the polyp precancerous or more dangerous than others?
Had a sessile serrated polyp in acending colon 2 years ago removed at 27 years old, if I fixed my chronic constipation could I decrease CA chance?
My wife had a colonoscopy and they found a 3cm sessile polyp in the transverse colon @ 60 cm. The polyp was removed in a piece meal fashion. What does that mean?
I recently had a colonoscopy, and the doctor completely removed a sessile polyp from my descending colon using cold forceps (size of polyp unknown). I?
Ok Then: What is the biopsy (pathology) repot which is important for immediate care. You have to find it from your doctor and also will advise you about what type of follow up care you need. . ...Read more
My doc said he couldn't remove a 1/2 inch sessile polyp on my sigmoid colon but said he'll try again at a hospital. Would I repeat the colon cleanse?
Yes: If he is going to repeat a colonoscopy to remove the polyp, you will need to repeat the cleanse. Freeing the colon of debris will help the physician be able to identify the polyp, and issues during removal, and will make for a safer procedure. Cleanse should be repeated and make sure to ask your physician for any necessary scripts related to the cleanse. Hope that helps! ...Read more
So my colon. Showed redundant colon and I had what they told me was a "moderate cancer risk sessile polyp" I eat healthy no ca in family im only27, why?
Had stage 1 sessile colon polyp excised. A month later the same area was biopsied, no cancer cells found, no mets in ct, CEA normal. Good idea to wait 6 months to recheck?
Discuss with GI Dr.:
It depends on the size and pathology of the sessile polyp.
If this polyp was already a cancer, this may need to addressed based on how much thickness of the bowel wall it invaded.
Your GI surgeon is the best resource for this. Please note this may cause you problems down the line if you ignore his advice. ...Read more
3mm sessile polyp-transverse colon;path-adematomous. Mother had colorectal cancer in her 50s.I had breast cancer@41;now 56. Follow up COLO how soon?
I have a 4mm sessile colonic polyp. It wasn't removed but the penuculated ones were, they were also colonic ones at 7mm. Why? Is this strange? Thanks.
Not usually: Polyps are usually sent to a pthology lab, where they are processed, fixed in preservative, cut, stained and then 'read' by a pathologist. This takes time, especially if you want them to be accurate in their diagnosis, but depending on the size, location, lab, etc, the results are usually back in 3-7 days. Ask your doc how long his specimens usually take to get an idea as it varies widely. ...Read more
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
Pre-cancerous: As opposed to a hyperplastic polyp, an adenomatous polyp is the type of growth in your colon that can become cancerous over time. Variants such as villous or tubulo-villous adenomas may also describe this type of polyp. If you have these removed at colonoscopy, you will require surveillance on a regular basis. ...Read more
Possibly: We don't really know because most people don't get colonoscopies in their 20's. Most people start at age 50 for colon cancer screening. There are some inherited syndromes like Familial Polyposis that predispose someone to polyps, but they are exceedingly rare. The polyp should be biopsied to figure out what type it is, which will be very informative. ...Read more
Some grow quickly.: I personally have a family history of colon cancer and had a normal colonoscopy only 2 years before I had a bleeding episode discovered to be from a cancer from a polyp in my cecum. 2 years is a short time to go from no sign of anything to developing a polyp, to having it become a cancer. ...Read more
Colon Polyp: A polyp in the colon is not a disease. A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms unless they get big. They are removed at colonoscopy to make sure they are not pre-cancerous. You are more likely to get them if you eat fatty foods, smoke, drink alcohol, don't exercise, or obese. ...Read more
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