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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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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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