Top
10
Doctor insights on: Large Polyp Found During Colonoscopy Biopsy

Share
1

1
When polyps are found during colonoscopy that are 2-3 CM in size why would a doctor leave them instead of taking a biopsy?

When polyps are found during colonoscopy that are 2-3 CM in size why would a doctor leave them instead of taking a biopsy?

Colonoscopy: Biopsies are usually only taken of any polyps that dont look normal. Polyps of that tiny size are unlikely to be a problem and to a trained eye, the risk of taking the biopsy probably higher than the risk of possible malignancy! I am sure you were told to have a follow up colonoscopy in 6 mos to 1 year. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
2 doctors shared insights

Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


2

2
Colonoscopy showed no polyps but an erythematous area was found and it was biopsied.what could that mean?

Colonoscopy showed no polyps but an erythematous  area was found and it was biopsied.what could that mean?

IBS has no findings : Typically, inflammation anywhere is associated with erythema. While it is more diagnostic of acute or chronic inflammation in the stomach or esophagus, erythema in the colon could mean nonspecific inflammation. The biopsy will determine if this is something more serious such as Crohn's disease. IBS has no abnormalities on colonoscopy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
I had a colonoscopy and 1 polyp was found.It was biopsied and found to be precancerous.What characteristics of a polyp make it pre.?What r prebiotics

Microscopy: The pathologist who read out your polyp under the microscope spends several years learning to tell the ones that are premalignant and this would take more than 400 words. Prebiotics remain unproven as a means of reducing colon cancer risk; claims have been around for a decade without anything strong, ask your gastroenterologist about aspirin. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I have recently had a colonoscopy and there weren't any biopsies or polyps taken. I haven't received any info yet. What could this mean?

No news...: ...Is usually good news, but i would call the doctors office to verify there wasn't a miscommunication problem and request a copy of the report or a follow-up appointment with your md to review the results and plans for follow-up. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
I'm a 25 female an just got a colonoscopy. I have a polyp. Is this normal for my age? No biopsy results yet.

It depends: It depends the biopsy results. Some polyps are very benign and pose no risk for cancer progression. The question is why did you get a colonoscopy at age 25? Something else must have been going on. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
2 docs wondering why colonoscopy @ 25. Chronic diarreah, cramping, nausea, fatigue. Polyp found waiting on biopsy.

Chronic diarrhea.: Sounds like the colonoscopy was needed to explain your symptoms. The polyp is very likely benign and was an incidental finding. It is not causing your symptoms. In the absence of any other significant finding on studies or colonoscopy, you probably have diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

7

7
Full Colonoscopy normal, mucosa normal, no abnormalities, no polyps. Why the Dr got tissue for biopsy?

Colonic biopsy: You would have to ask the doctor who did the biopsy. This is usually unnecessary unless something suspicious was seen, or the doctor just wanted to absolutely certain they were not missing anything. ...Read more

8

8
Had colonoscopy yesterday, w/biopsy & 1 polyp removed. Knowing it's generally bad for health, is it safe to smoke 1 cigarette today?

Had colonoscopy yesterday, w/biopsy & 1 polyp removed. Knowing it's generally bad for health, is it safe to smoke 1 cigarette today?

No: It is never safe to smoke a cigarette. Wouldn't this be a great time to stop? Given this... there is no special danger from a cig at this time. But you're young, with much of your life ahead of you. You're smart enough to have found HealthTap. You've been away from tobacco for some time. Why not quite RIGHT NOW -- and phone your physician if your need medicine to get you through it. ...Read more

9

9
4m high grade dysplasia bowel polyp. Biopsies after colonoscopy clear. How high are the chances of cancer?

The good news is: You caught it early and it is removed before it turned cancerous . You need follow up colonoscopy as per your gastroenterologist . As to this particular lesion , it is precancerous but not a cancer yet . You are one of the luckiest people colonoscopy brought to the medical field. Good luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano
1,988 doctors shared insights

Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...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