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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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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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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. ?

Difficult: Pain in the solar plexus or middle stomach is a tough dx. Lots of stuff there. Your heart, food pipe, wind pipe, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, intestines and ribs all are involved. If you want a quick answer, get a ct of the abdomen or an ultrasound. Things it could be:gb stones, pancreatic inflammation , ulcer, reflux, atypical angina, pancreatic pseudocyst, kidney stone, esophagitis, etc. ...Read more

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