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Kidney Polyps Treatment
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Do gallblader wall polyps that are less than 3 mm ever decrease, shrink or dissapear without treatment? If they are stable at 3 mm, are they normal?
Sometimes nothing: I'm thinking that you are referring to a renal cyst. The treatment for this is sometimes nothing, if it is an isolated cyst and your renal function is normal. I would think monitoring kidney function and occasional ultrasounds would be reasonable. Talk with the doc that ordered the test originally and see what they say. ...Read more
Dr said I had a polyp that was the next step before cancer. What treatment options are usually used im 61 years old.
No.: No. We do not use chemo to treat polyps. Besides, polyps usually are found in colon, stomach, not in the lung. ...Read more
Medical or surgical: Depending on the size and the symptoms, medical treatment with both topical and oral steroids for a limited period of time can give enormous relief. But the etiology or cause of nasal polyps is still an enigma but there is increasing evidence that it is a genetic disease. If the nasal passages are significantly obstructed and smell is decreased, surgery will give long term relief. ...Read more
Depends on size: Large nasal polyps are generally surgically removed by ENT surgeons. Sometimes small nasal polyps are treated with topical nasal steroid sprays. Nasal polyps are associated with poor sense of smell, recurrent sinus infections and aspirin allergy in adults. ...Read more
If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it
is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read more
Just was told I have a uterine polyp about 7.2cm. What is the treatment, is it considered small or large and should I be concerned?
Symptomatic?: 7.2 cm is a fairly large polyp, the non pregnant uterus is about 7.6 cm. I assume that you had symptoms that led to finding the polyp. If you can live with the symptoms then you can live with the polyp. If the symptoms are not bearable or get worse then you should have it surgically removed. ...Read more
During colonoscopy the doctor will snip and remove these polyps. Often there are just a few and easily managed and the patient brought back each 5 years to look for newly formed ones that are removed. The risk is polyps can eventually turn into colon cancers.
In some people there are too many and they can not all be removed but they can be kept an eye on to catch those that may turn cancerous. ...Read more
Dr. When endometrial polyp is passed in period, can it be like transparent kidney shaped cyst with no color?
That sounds accurate: They are pink to gray, soft (but solid rather than cystic-hollow), and oval or bean-shaped. You should be commended on your powers of observation and your proactive approach. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm on nasal spra treatment for nasal polyps. Is this something I will have to deal with the rest of my life or will they be fixed and that's the end?
Perhaps: It depends on the cause for the polyps. When problem is severe causing severe nasal obstruction, smell/taste impairment, and/or chronic sinus infection, surgery may be required. If the nasal polyps shrink from the nasal spray, consider stopping the spray after a year or so to see if the polyps would return. ...Read more
My friend is a 55 year old male with sigmoid ca of polyp. It was removed one year ago. There is recurrence of carcinoma in distal sigmoid. What is the pathology and the available treatment?
Yes, but depends on: The pathology and specific findings. The pathological stage of the tumor includes the extent of invasion and the presence of lymph node or distant tumor spread. Recurrent tumor can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation - depending on the setting. Some newer drugs may be available depending on certain molecular markers in the tumor. There may be many choices in this situation. ...Read more
Size, pathology: All adenomatous polyps should be removed. If they are too large to remove endoscopically, then surgery is usually warranted. If the polyp is removed completed on colonoscopy, but has a suspicious or worrisome pathology, then surgery is sometimes required to complete the resection. However, if the pathology is benign, then usually no further treatment is needed. ...Read more
Kid polyps: In children, non-surgical care is the preference. Nasal steroids are the main medication. Also, singulaire can reduce polyps. If polyps are due to allergy, then agressive allergy treatment (avoidance, medication, allergy shots) is needed. Polyps in children are uncommon & can be associoated with cystic fibrosis or developmental masses. Evaluation by ENT is needed. ...Read more
No: There is no other treatment for these polyps. ...Read more
Frontal and left maxillary sinusites with left maxillary polyp/mucosal thickeing. Which treatment is required?
Sinusitis: Hello. You are describing a condition called pan sinusitis which means that multiple sinuses are affected. The treatment of choice in my practice would be an antibiotic, possibly a steroid medication, a nasal spray and a follow visit after the medication has been completed. Further evaluation such as a nasal endoscopy may be helpful to check for recovery. ...Read more
A good specialist: Nasal polyps and sinusitis can be treated but each treatment should be tailored to the individual. Some patients respond better than others. Generally the treatment will entail a combination of different medicines (antibiotics and/or steroids - oral or nasal). I would consult a good ENT or allergist. ...Read more
What is the most essential treatment for me, diagnosedwith Polyp vs retention cyst, right maxillary sinus. What medical treatment I need?
Polyps: What are your symptoms? Not all Polyps or cysts need to be removed. Medicines will not remove polyps but can help with symptoms. ...Read more