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How will ENT doctor check for nasal polyps?

How will ENT doctor check for nasal 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

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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What type of test is done to check for polyps in males?

What type of test is done to check for polyps in males?

Polyps Where?: I am not clear what part of a males body you are referring to. If you mean polyps in the colon, a colonoscopy would be the best test to identify and biopsy them. ...Read more

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When polyps are removed from the colon are they checked immediately?

When polyps are removed from the colon are they checked immediately?

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

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What is the procedure to check for polyps in the groin?

What is the procedure to check for polyps in the groin?

Size: Often called skin tags need not worry. But if they are large and symptomatic, may be removed by cautery, surgery or cold ice or silver nitrate. Try to keep groins dry. ...Read more

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Need help when polyps are removed from the colon are they checked to be cancerous immediately?

Need help when polyps are removed from the colon are they checked to be cancerous immediately?

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

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When polyps are removed from the colon, are they checked for cancer right away?

When polyps are removed from the colon, are they checked for cancer right away?

Yes: Any tissue removed is submitted for microscopic analysis. If the doctor suspects cancer then he/she may ask for a "frozen section" which allows the tissue to be examined immediately by the pathologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Vocal rehab: 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

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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?

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?

Seems so: If the biopsy is normal and you are having a period, things would seem to be in order.
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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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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?

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?

I would: Certainly NOT let a single period with some heavy bleeding or even two....push you into major diagnostic testing etc.
I would check your iron level since iron deficiency is a common CAUSE of increased menstrual bleeding
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Sometimes: Special CT scan techniques can see some issues such as tumors or larger polyps but cannot determine if abnormalities are cancer or pre-cancerous lesions so there will always be a role for colonoscopy ...Read more

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What are familial polyps?

What are familial polyps?

Genetic: A hereditary inherited polyposis syndrome. The polyps can become cancerous. Familial adenomatous polyposis requires surgery. ...Read more

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What does a polyp look like?

What does a polyp look like?

Typically like moles: Polyps can occur anywhere in the colon. Polyps vary in size and shape from flat, pancake-like lesions or on stalks like mushrooms. The polyps may be millimeters is size to centimeters. ...Read more

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What does a polyp feel like?

What does a polyp feel like?

Location?: If in colon, most are w/o sensation... There fore dangerous to grow without knowledge of. If you are over 50, get your screening colonoscopy done. If you have a hx of family polyps follow your doc's screening advice. ...Read more

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What are the signs of polyps?

What are the signs of polyps?

Polyps: Depending on location, usually they are asymptomatic & discovered by examination. If large polyps, they might cause pain, bleeding, obstruction, etc., again depending on location. ...Read more

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What causes people to get polyps?

What causes people to get polyps?

Genes: There are a number of genes in the polyp formation cascade. As these genes get altered, polyps form. ...Read more

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Can polyps fall off by themselves?

Can polyps fall off by themselves?

Sometimes yes!: On rare occasions, certain types of polyps will fall off by themselves- it's called autoamputation. This is more common with a type of polyp called juvenile polyp. However, most polyps need to be removed by endoscopists. ...Read more

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Is a rectal polyp hard? Can you feel it?

Is a rectal polyp hard? Can you feel it?

Rectal polyp: Usually not hard. If something hard there, your should see a doctor to rule out cancer. ...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 are polyps, and why are they removed?

What are polyps, and why are they removed?

Benign growths: Polyps are benign growths, however they can sometimes mutate into cancer, and for that reason they are removed. ...Read more

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Is 7 polyps a lot in a 40 year old female?

Is 7 polyps a lot in a 40 year old female?

Where?: It would help to know where your 7 polyps are???
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Icervical polyp recovery time- what is it?

Icervical polyp recovery time- what is it?

5-7 days: Is considered normal unless multiple polyps or excessive bleeding are noted. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: polyp?

What is the definition or description of: polyp?

Bump that sticks out: 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 into a malignant tumor. ...Read more

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How fast do polyps grow back after having removed?

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

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What does it mean to have a polyp in a transerve position?

What does it mean to have a polyp in a transerve position?

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