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How To Check For Polyps
Polyp exam: History and physical exam. The best exam for nasal polyp evaluation involves a small flexible endoscope that is passed into your nasal area. This exam is well tolerated and not usually painful. Also, cat scanning is helpful in evaluation of nasal polyps. Other testing, such as allergy evaluation is sometimes recommended. ...Read more
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
Yes: Your doctor typically would submit the polyps to the pathologist same day and the reports hould be available within a week or10 days. ...Read more
15 weeks preggo, 38, have polyps on cervix, spotting blood, cervix hurt yesterday. What's best test to check out if all ok? Usound 2 check cervix/baby?
Call your OB MD: The "best test" is an examination by your OB md who will then decide if your situation makes "the grade" or not. ...Read more
I suspect nodules / polyps in my vocal cords as I have lost some of my upper range singing ability. Is there a way to self-check? Can an ENT help?
An ENT would have to do a laryngoscopy to determine whether you have nodules on your vocal cords or whether you might have simply bruised them.
In the abscence of nodules vocal rehabilitation exercises might be indicated to get your vocal range back. ...Read more
Last day of period, spotting and have bad cramps like first day. Had a biopsy done three weeks ago to check for polyps, came back negative. Normal?
If the biopsy is normal and you are having a period, things would seem to be in order.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Diagnosed 1 polyp & had colonoscopy & removed but doctor couldn't take it out due to some air & asked us to check for it in his stool is it dangerous?
Wear gloves and dig around in the toilet
This too shall come to PASS ...Read more
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
During my last cycle, my Period was very heavy on the 1st day, but this month it was back to normal. Should I check for fibroids, polyps, ets?
Is there anything I should do to prep for a scope down my nose into throat to check to polyps? Very nervous. How long is the procedure? Does it hurt?
It should not hurt: No reason to be nervous. The doctor would be gentle. He will likely use spray to numb the nose and you may not even feel anything. But the most important thing is to trust your docotr and believe that he/she knows what to do and how to do it right. If it was difficult to have it done, no patient would go thru it! ...Read more
What kind of x-rays can check for problems such as ulcers or polyps inside the colon? Does MRI work for that? Prefer not to do colonoscopy first.
If brother had colon polyps removed and so did mom...do I need a colonoscopy to check? I had a negative fecal test by my doctor?
If not discuss with your MD! ...Read more
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
Genetic disease: The honest ethical ENT surgeon should emphasize that surgery for nasal polyposis will improve your quality of life significantly. But the polyps will recur depending on how aggressive your surgeon is and how much of the disease is left behind. There is much evidence now that this problem is genetic. Regrowth of nasal polyps depends of the thoroughness of the surgery and what meds you take after ...Read more
Not sure: I think you are asking about polyps located in the transverse colon. This is the part of the colon that comes across the top or mid-point of the abdomen, from right to left. ...Read more