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How do you prevent polyps from forming?

Need more info: Polyps where? Please expand your question, and give more medical work up done or your history. Need more info to help you out. Thanks! ...Read more

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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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Are there any progesterone based pills i can take to prevent forming more endometrial polyps? Currently on 5mg norethindrone but reviews are horrible

Are there any progesterone based pills i can take to prevent forming more endometrial polyps? Currently on 5mg norethindrone but reviews are horrible

Sorry: Not really anything to prevent polyps that I know of. Progesterone can help control the bleeding that occurs with them , sometimes. Otherwise, surgical removal would be an alternative. If that is mot an option and your are finished having children, a hysterectomy is definitive. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent myself from getting polyps?

Is there a way to prevent myself from getting polyps?

No: Polyps are caused by overgrowth of cells lining the colon wall. In most cases this is genetically determined. There is some research that indicates certain substances in foods may stimulate this increased growth rate but cuurently there is no strong compelling evidence of what to avoid. ...Read more

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How can I prevent adenomatous polyps if family history?

How can I prevent adenomatous polyps if family history?

High fiber diet: And getting regular colonoscopies. Some data suggest nsaid's can reduce the incidence but that does not preclude getting regular colonoscopies. ...Read more

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A ascending colon polyp worse then anywhere else in the colon.How can I prevent more. High grade removed in may, surgically. When do I need next scope?

A ascending colon polyp worse then anywhere else in the colon.How can I prevent more. High grade removed in may, surgically. When do I need next scope?

Not sure of your : Question but a precancerous polyp regardless of the location in the colon is concern for futue polyp/cancer development especially if high grade dysplasia was present. Follow your surgeon's or GI doctors advice on follow up colonoscopy, but i usually recommend a colonoscopy 1 year after surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a way to Prevent colon polyps ? Is there a way to lessen chances of them being cancerous ? I had 9 polups three agressive types im worried

Is there a way to Prevent colon polyps ? Is there a way to lessen chances of them being cancerous ? I had 9 polups three agressive types im worried

Colonoscopies: You have to be vigilant in getting colonoscopies yearly or every 2-3 years to follow up and ensure complete removal of new colon polyps. Unfortunately, besides frequent colonoscopies, there is not much else you can do besides eating a high fiber, low fat diet. You must have colonic adenomas, so frequent colonoscopies will decrease your risk of progression to colon cancer. ...Read more

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Does the mini pill help prevent womb polyps/help ease endometriosis? Thanks

Does the mini pill help prevent womb polyps/help ease endometriosis? Thanks

Low dose OC's: Low dose oral contraceptives will keep the endometrium minimal during their use to help minimize polyp formation and to some extent endometriosis. ...Read more

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I've had 3 nasal polypectomy surgeries. I'm hoping the nasal polyps don't return this time. Are there lifestyle or diet changes that can help prevent them from coming back?

I've had 3 nasal polypectomy surgeries. I'm hoping  the nasal polyps  don't  return this time. Are there lifestyle or diet changes that can help prevent them from coming back?

Yes: If you suffer from recurrent nasal polyposis esp from allergic rhinitis then one thing you should definitely be doing is using a nasal steroid spray daily to prevent recurrence ie Flonase or its generic fluticasone for example. As far as diet and lifestyle you should avoid anything that triggers your allergies as well. ...Read more

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I had colon polyps removed Almost a year ago and have been taking kombucha could it help prevent colon cancer if taken daily ?

I had colon polyps removed   Almost a year ago and have been taking kombucha could it help prevent colon cancer if taken daily ?

One line answer NO: KOMBUCHA , a fermented fungus tea used as health supplement in varieties of diseses from cancer to HIV etc has no scientific proof . Only one that benefits are the one that sells ,risk outweighs the unproven benefits If you have colon polyp go for scheduled endoscopic removal , get them analyzed & follow your MD s advise. ...Read more

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Could polyps, 2cm, 1cm and a few smaller ones take up most of the uterus and prevent implantation as well as cause miscarriage if implantation occurs?

Could polyps, 2cm, 1cm and a few smaller ones  take up most of the uterus and prevent implantation as well as cause miscarriage if implantation occurs?

Yes: Polyps if large enough and located in the right areas could hinder implantation. Unless the embryo implants directly on the polyp, it is less likely that miscarriage would occur if proper implantation happens ...Read more

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Should it be given antibiotic to prevent infection after cervical polyps removal?

Should it be given antibiotic to prevent infection after cervical polyps removal?

Not necessarily: If the polyp is on the external surface of the cervix there is little risk of infection. Your doctor may ask you to avoid intercourse or putting anything into your vagina. If the cervix must be dilated, a physician my be concerned about infection and choose to use an antibiotic. But it isn't absolutely necessary either way. ...Read more

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Should i take any medication to prevent re bleeding as I have hyperplastic endometrial polyp with cystic change in endometrial d&c biopsy .

Should i take any medication to prevent  re bleeding as I have hyperplastic endometrial  polyp with cystic change in endometrial  d&c biopsy .

Cystic hyperplasia: There are two types of endometrial hyperplasia. 1) with atypica. 2) without atypia. If atypia is present, this is often associated with endometrial cancer and a hysterectomy is often performed. Those without atypia are often treated with Progesterone for 6-12 months and then reevaluated with an endo biopsy. Less than 5% of those without atypia progress to endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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22wks pregnant. Cervical polyp removed 3wks ago - now I have bleeding, cramps, tightening, back pain. Anything they can do to prevent pre-term labour?

22wks pregnant. Cervical polyp removed 3wks ago - now I have bleeding, cramps, tightening, back pain. Anything they can do to prevent pre-term labour?

YES call your OB now: There are meds that can stop the contractions, if you were my pt would send you straight to labor room to be assessed. ...Read more

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I keep getting uterine polyps. Is there something I can do such as diet etc to help reduce getting them? What causes uterine polyps to keep forming?

I keep getting uterine polyps. Is there something I can do such as diet etc to help reduce getting them? What causes uterine polyps to keep forming?

Unopposed estrogen: Unopposed estrogen is the culprit especially as women his the latter stages of their menstrual careers at age 35 and up. There is no diet that can change the incidence of polyps, but if you are having very long intervals between cycles of 49 days or more, your MD can add progesterone Rx to minimize increased endometrial growth which causes polyp formation. Cervical polyps are not included. ...Read more

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Fibroephitelial polyps are communicable?

Fibroephitelial polyps are communicable?

Nope: Assuming you have the correct diagnosis, acrochorda, and also known as skin tags, or fibroepithelial polyps, are benign skin growths often found in skin folds. Common locations include the neck, armpit, and groin. They also occur on the face, especially on the eyelids. On the other hand, the are sometimes associated with other noncommunicable diseases. Low-risk hpv 6 and 11 is rarely present. ...Read more

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What is leiomyomatous polyp?How it is treated?What is the risk.?

What is leiomyomatous polyp?How it is treated?What is the risk.?

Rare tumors: Benign rare polyp that can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. 3% of all digestive system leiomyomas occur in colon. Sigmoid and transverse colon are most common sites. Bleeding, obstruction, and perforation are complications. Usually these are surgically removed. Can be sessile or pedunculated. These are usually found incidentally. ...Read more

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What is a gingival polyp?

What is a gingival polyp?

Gingival polyp: is a growth that extends from a gingival mucous caused by minor trauma or irritation. The treatment is removal of the irritant and excision. See your dentist for consultation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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