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Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


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Unexplained mild anemia with hgb ranging from 12.5 to 13.6., benign polyps removed, benign stomach polyps + mild weakness. What would be the cause?

Unexplained mild anemia with hgb ranging from 12.5 to 13.6., benign polyps removed, benign stomach polyps + mild weakness. What would be the cause?

Find cause: Don't accept "unexplained" as the cause of an anemia, even a mild one. Either you're iron deficient (from diet, monthly or other loss, or bleeding from polyps), or you have thalassemia minor, or you have some other cause that you deserve to have found. We can't do that for you, and if your personal physician is hasn't (these can be hard workups), get with a hematologist. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause stomach polyps, gastritis and duodenitis?

Can IBS cause stomach polyps, gastritis and duodenitis?

The simple: Answer is no! Ibs is a physiological problem and does not by itself cause any of the above problems. ...Read more

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Gerd, stomach polyps, want to go off 20mgs Prilosec, how without rebound effect. Prilosec caused polyps doc ok to continue scared lt effects of it.

Gerd, stomach polyps, want to go off 20mgs Prilosec, how without rebound effect. Prilosec caused polyps doc ok to continue scared lt effects of it.

Not dangerous: These pots are not considered to be dangerous. If you want to go off the medication without rebound, wean yourself off slowly over the course of 1 to 2 weeks. Do this by gradually decreasing the dose and frequency. There are other ways to control Gerd without medication. These include endoscopic procedures such as Stretta, and surgical fundoplication. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Weaning of Prilosec caused me many stomach polyps any thing I can take other than a PPI for gerd?

Weaning of Prilosec caused me many stomach polyps any thing I can take other than a PPI for gerd?

Yes, many antacids a: There are many antacid medicines available for GERD.
Besides PPIs, there are H2- blockers like Cimetidine/ Ranitidine and Famotidine (Pepcid (famotidine)). Pepcid (famotidine) is the next best medicine to stop acid production in your stomach. It is available as a prescription as well as over the counter. Take one tablet daily at bedtime. If the symptoms recur during the day/evening, take it twice (12 hours apart) daily. ...Read more

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Bad GERD even on 300mg ranitidine, prilosec stopped working. Is gerd caused by stomach polyps and gasteroperesis? H pylori 2011. Will get worse?

Bad GERD even on 300mg ranitidine, prilosec stopped working. Is gerd caused by stomach polyps and gasteroperesis? H pylori 2011. Will get worse?

See GI doctor: Assuming that you are taking your medication correctly (Prilosec 30-60 mins before breakfast) and have followed the dietary precautions, one needs to consider bile reflux as a potential cause. Stomach polyps unless causing obstruction would not lead to GERD but gastroparesis may by slowing down stomach emptying. Sometimes surgery may be needed to correct the problem. ...Read more

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Are stomach polyps a side affect of long term use of Prilosec?

Are stomach polyps a side affect of long term use of Prilosec?

Yes, one type is.: Fundic gland polyps associated with use of proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec have very low risk of malignancy. If they are associated with a familial syndrome (like fap), they may be malignant. If multiple polyps are found during endoscopy, recommendations are to biopsy some of the polyps and remove polyps larger than 1 cm. Recommendations for surveillance are based on the type of polyp, . ...Read more

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Hello. My esophagram showed stomach polyps. Which type of doctor handles this and where do I go from here? Thanks

Hello. My esophagram showed stomach polyps. Which type of doctor handles this and where do I go from here? Thanks

Gastroenterologist: A GI specialist can check your stomach by means of upper endoscopy. This allows a direct look inside the stomach to define the size and the number of polyps which can be either removed or a biopsy taken in order to find the cause. Treatment will be influenced by the cause. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for colon and stomach polyps? I have a few bening in the stomach and 2 benign removed from colon.

What is the treatment for colon and stomach polyps? I have a few bening in the stomach and 2 benign removed from colon.

Endoscopic removal: Surveillance of polyps by endoscope and removal, some times may need respective surgery, more than that, need more info, have to know the type of polyps, if you have any other members of your family have them, have any pigmentation on lips etc. ...Read more

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Gastro doc wants me to considerweight loss surgery. I'm 280, little reflux, many benign stomach polyps. I'm scared. Any advice? Rather loss naturally

Gastro doc wants me to considerweight loss surgery. I'm 280, little reflux, many benign stomach polyps. I'm scared. Any advice? Rather loss naturally

Natural loss is best: Weight reduction surgery is a choice of last resort. If you can do it with your own efforts, that is the best way to control weight. Yet it is difficult and requires determination and firm, discipline in controlling your food eating habits. In other words it is a disease of the behavior.....so you have to change your behavior in terms of eating less and moving /exercise more and stick to it daily. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in waves upper middle abdomen, shallow breathing, moaning on exhale, doctors say pancreatitis or stomach polyps but can't figure it out.?

Sharp pain in waves upper middle abdomen, shallow breathing, moaning on exhale, doctors say pancreatitis or stomach polyps but can't figure it out.?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can take zantac (ranitidine) or something else while trying to wean off prilosec? Prilosec not helping at all anymore. Have gerd & stomach polyps recent upper endo

Can take zantac (ranitidine) or something else while trying to wean off prilosec? Prilosec not helping at all anymore. Have gerd & stomach polyps recent upper endo

Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) has a totally different mechanism of action than Prilosec. It is safe to take up to 150 mg twice a day. Starting a lower dose of 150 mg once a day may be advisable and if this is not enough to control your symptoms, you may increase it to 150 mg twice a day. It is important to make sure that you are not infected with H.pylori. H.pylori requires specific treatment. ...Read more

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Had an endoscopy. I am on Nexium (esomeprazole) for years. The GI said I had a polyp in my stomach & is normal for people on PPI's and not to worry. Is that normal?

Had an endoscopy. I am on Nexium (esomeprazole) for years. The GI said I had a polyp in my stomach & is normal for people on PPI's and not to worry. Is that normal?

Fundic gland polyps: Perhaps not *normal* but common, yes - up to 10% of people on long-term PPI develop fundic gland polyps. We have no data so far to say that it predisposes people to cancer - OTOH, we don't have long enough data to 100% say there is no association at all either. *if* there is an increased cancer risk it will probably turn out to be minute and more likely in pts with genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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I have been taking 40mg of Nexium (esomeprazole) daily for four years; does this cause polyps?

I have been taking 40mg of Nexium (esomeprazole) daily for four years; does this cause polyps?

Chronic PPI use: Chronic use of nexium (esomeprazole) and related agents are not known to cause polyps, bur may cause atrophy of the mucosa and interfere with absorption of electrolytes, it has been reported increased incidence of pneumonia, osteoporosis, b12 deficienecy ...Read more

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Antral erosion with (mild) congestive gastropathy with gastric polyp with erosive duodinitis (polypectomy done) explanation, advice and diet please.

Antral erosion with (mild) congestive gastropathy with gastric polyp with erosive duodinitis (polypectomy done) explanation, advice and diet please.

Wow: We have only 400 characters here, answering your question minimally would require a lot more. Explanation and diet is not possible here; but advice is ok : ask your dr with the studies in front of you. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and egd done 4 days ago, is it normal to still feel bloated abd nausea? They removed a gastric polyp

I had a colonoscopy and egd done 4 days ago, is it normal to still feel bloated abd nausea? They removed a gastric polyp

Yes: While performing the endoscopic exam AIR is introduced to dilate and then properly observe the lining of your upper gastrointestinal tract!

It takes a while for this gas to pass!
4 days is absolutely normal. A week maximal after that consult with the endoscopist!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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1 4mm polyp age 50. 1 5mm polyp @57. Now @60 (seeking cause mild left-abdominal pain, now gone) had 7 polyps incl 2 1cm and 1 1.2cm. Strange pattern?

1 4mm polyp age 50. 1 5mm polyp @57. Now @60 (seeking cause mild left-abdominal pain, now gone) had 7 polyps incl 2 1cm and 1 1.2cm. Strange pattern?

Abdominal pain.: Pain such as yours is often due to diverticulitis, but there are many other potential causes. Polyps do not generally cause any pain or discomfort. The type of polyp is just as important as the number and size. Seems like your doctors understand that and have you on a good screening schedule. ...Read more

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Can uterine polyp cause uncomfortable pain in the stomach?

Can uterine polyp cause uncomfortable pain in the stomach?

Polyps: womb: Uterine polyps can be pushed out of the womb by contractions of the womb, and the polyp may cause pains like early labor pains, or severe menstrual pains. If your cycles are normal and pregancy is not a concern, this may be "normal" on occasion. If this persists, see your healthcare provider for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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I have a few benign polyps in my stomach. I read that the long term use of Prilosec may cause polyps in stomach. 14 days of treatment may be enough?

I have a few benign polyps in my stomach. I read that the long term use of Prilosec may cause polyps in stomach. 14 days of treatment may be enough?

Gastric polyps/Omep.: One of the common side effects of long term use of Prilosec (or proton pump inhibitors) is gastric polyp formation. These are benign polyps. However, if the polyps are greater than 1cm, suggest to discontinue prilosec. Suggest using histamine receptor blockers (zantac, Pepcid (famotidine) ac, etc) instead to control gerd along with lifestyle modification. Discuss with your local doctors. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do an ab workout if you have hyperplastic polyps in your stomach? Would it increase or cause one to bleed? Lastly, is it safe to workout

Is it safe to do an ab workout if you have hyperplastic polyps in your stomach? Would it increase or cause one to bleed? Lastly, is it safe to workout

It is safe: Abs workup at most increases inrabdominal pressure but not to the degree that it should cause any increase in your "hyper plastic" polyps.

Get treated by your gastroenterologist for further advice and treatment. ...Read more

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Been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg daily for 2 weeks! I still have acid reflux all day. Had recent weight gain 15lbs in 4 months in abdominal area, is that the cause?

Been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg daily for 2 weeks! I still have acid reflux all day. Had recent weight gain 15lbs in 4 months in abdominal area, is that the cause?

Esophagitis vs GERD.: Sounds like you may have something more than just reflux. Should try another of the PPI meds such as omeprazole or lansoprazole. If this is not effective you really need to see your doc to understand why these are not getting you relief. ...Read more

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I am experiencing burning extreme pain from my stomach which spans all the way to my back. Anything I eat causes it, tried prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) etc?

I am experiencing burning extreme pain from my stomach which spans all the way to my back. Anything I eat causes it, tried prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole) etc?

Upper Abdominal Pain: Radiating to the back is very suggestive of PANCREATITIS!
You need to have this evaluated! The sooner the better!

Stop self medicating you need to have a complete GI evaluation! Upper endoscopy, ECHO (for gallbladder issuesZ) and some Pancreatic/Hepatic blood tests!

See you PCP for a start who may wish to refer you to a Gastroenterologist!
Hope this helps/BE WELL
Dr Z ...Read more

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Could a right abdominal buldge be related to uteran polyps? Buldge is caused by gas, I think. Not a hernia (had it checked). Ideas?

Could a right abdominal buldge be related to uteran polyps? Buldge is caused by gas, I think. Not a hernia (had it checked). Ideas?

Not likely: It would more likely be a ventral hernia (a separation in the abdominal muscle wall allowing abdominal contents to protrude to the surface). Another possibility would be a lipoma (benign fatty tumor), cyst or malignancy. If it's growing, changing in size or hurting it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How do nsaids sometime cause stomach discomfort, and how exactly does Nexium (esomeprazole) help those to continue taking nsaids? Thank-you, patrick (tooleey)

How do nsaids sometime cause stomach discomfort, and how exactly does Nexium (esomeprazole) help those to continue taking nsaids? Thank-you, patrick (tooleey)

Chemistry: In addition to their beneficial effects, nsaids shut off some of the stomach's natural defenses. Nexium (esomeprazole) (and other acid reducers) shut off some of the attackers that are trying to overcome those weakened defenses. ...Read more

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Was taking nexium for 5 weeks for silent gerd. Since stopping, I've had very bad stomach pain immediately after eating citric foods like cooked tomatoes. Feels like s burning type feeling right away then stops. Never had this before nexium. Cause?

Was taking nexium for 5 weeks for silent gerd. Since stopping, I've had very bad stomach pain immediately after eating citric foods like cooked tomatoes. Feels like s burning type feeling right away then stops. Never had this before nexium. Cause?

Acidity: It is likely that you experienced acid rebound after discontinuing the nexium which had shut off your stomachs acid production. You could temporarily try taking zantac or pepcid which shuts off acid more quickly than nexium and then taper off the medication. Avoid caffeine, spicy and greasy foods as well. ...Read more

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Can fundic gland polyps turn into cancer? I have many in my stomach 3-6mm cause by long term use of Prilosec. Should I stop taking it.

Not clear: That is a good question. At present time we do not have evidence of this although some studies have suggested possible relationship with stomach cancer, but I would not stop sur to the finding of polyps. If you are taking for reflux why not consider an anti reflux procedure? ...Read more

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What is a good alternative to prilosec for gerd. I don't want to take anymore ppis, weaning off prilosec caused me to many polyps in stomach! ?

What is a good alternative to prilosec for gerd. I don't want to take anymore ppis, weaning off prilosec caused me to many polyps in stomach! ?

Zantac (ranitidine): If you have not already tried it, you can use Zantac (ranitidine). It's not a PPI. Of course, you should check with your regular doctor first to be sure. ...Read more

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Severe abdomen pain. Voveran injection relieved instantly. Now no pain. Ultrasound report shows enlarged liver and 6.2 mm gall bladder polyP. Cause?

Severe abdomen pain. Voveran injection relieved instantly. Now no pain. Ultrasound report shows enlarged liver and 6.2 mm gall bladder polyP. Cause?

Liver patholoogy: Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR)? Voveran SR (Diclofenac SR) is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Dx of liver problem
must be made, possibly by bx especially if no evidence of cirrhosis. Liver pain usually from rapid expansion of. Capsule Presence of GB polyp must be addressed possibly by cholecystectomy and why Volveran for pain. ...Read more

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What causes gastritis? Recently stopped nexium for silent gerd and now I think I have gastritis. Stomach pains after eating acidic things mostly, gas, belching. Feels fine after a few hours. Didn't have this pain before I started nexium 2 months ago.

What causes gastritis? Recently stopped nexium for silent gerd and now I think I have gastritis. Stomach pains after eating acidic things mostly, gas, belching. Feels fine after a few hours. Didn't have this pain before I started nexium 2 months ago.

Gastritis?: How was silent GERD diagnosed? Any testing? Generally speaking, if you have been treated with Nexium (either prescribed or self-determined) for one month without resolution of symptoms, then testing would be advised. Perhaps an abdominal ultrasound and EGD. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause the cause gerd, stomahe aches stomache polyps?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause the cause gerd, stomahe aches stomache polyps?

Gastric polyps: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is usually not associated with your symptoms. Gastric polyps are associated with prolonged use of proton pump inhibitors such as nexium, Prilosec etc. ...Read more

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Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause the cause gerd, stomahe aches stomache polyps, constipation?

Can Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause the cause gerd, stomahe aches stomache polyps, constipation?

Not typically: The only one of those that I would think would be due to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the constipation, since Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has a "drying" effect on the body. ...Read more

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I have 2 polyps 0.4 and 0.6 and I experience abdominal pains. What should I do?

Polyps: Most of the time polyps are quiet and I doubt they are involved in causing your symptoms. Alternate causes for your symptoms should be considered and I suggest letting your doc know about your symptoms. ...Read more

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What do polyps in your stomach and colon signify?

What do polyps in your stomach and colon signify?

Different things: Stomach polyps are rarely precancerous and are seen most commonly in patient who take acid blocking meds regularly. Colon polyps are of different type but most are genetic mutations which can progress over time into cancers. Colon poylps should be removed. Stomach polyps should be biopsied to confirm their type. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more