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If there's history of colon/rectal cancer (lowercolon andrectumremoved) and 7 large polyps were found from an colonoscopy how often should a person go?

If there's history of colon/rectal cancer (lowercolon andrectumremoved) and 7 large polyps were found from an colonoscopy how often should a person go?

Depends: Discuss with GI re: how thorough scope eval was. Ask if biopsied areas marked. Type of polyp (tubular, villous, sessile etc important predictors. May consider 6 month f/u scope, possibly 12 mo. Then annual until all negative then space every 2-3 yrs cautiously. Family history, genetic testing, upper scope should be considered. ...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 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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How to tell if I have rectal polyps or hemmoroids?

you cant.: It has to be examined by md preferably a surgeon and by looking inside with scope it can be determined. ...Read more

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What percentage of rectal polyps become cancerous?

About 10%: It was felt that malignancies of bowel i.e. rectal polyps accumulate mutations to go from adenomatous polyps to malignant polyps to cancer it now appears that about 10% of such lesions will progress to cancer. In bowel adjacent to malignancy, most normal appearing mucosal cells produce cancer protein having undergone genotypic changes. These cells eventually lead to new Ca's. in bowel. ...Read more

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A polyp 1 CM is average size or is consider big ? Can I have the option to be awake and conscious during a colonoscopy?

A polyp 1 CM is average size or is consider big ? Can I have the option to be awake and conscious during a colonoscopy?

Possible: 1 cm is not considered very small , current practice of endoscopic screening , will be picked up much smaller than 1 cm , yes could be done with out sedation , but you will be very uncomfortable , and no reason to suffer , follow the advice of your doctor, a relatively low risk procedure ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy today(my second one within 3 years). My dr removed 2 polyps today, 1 very large the other small. What does this mean? Also how can

Colonoscopy/Polyps: If you had a colonoscopy on the day of this question posted and you had 2 polyps, you should wait till seeing your GI doctor for the pathology of the polyps. He will also discuss with you regarding next surveillance colonoscopy and likely the pathology of your polyps (benign or cancerous). ...Read more

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Had a lower eus done today and trying to read the report and it says. one benign appearing 4 mm polyp in the rectum. How big is that? How does he kno

Had a lower eus done today and trying to read  the report and it says. one benign appearing 4 mm polyp in the rectum. How big is that? How does he kno

Too small to be bad: 4 mm is 1/6 th of an inch- very small. Most doctors can tell if polyp looks benign- not cancerous or not. But final results will come back if he took it out and sent it to the lab. Also, such small polyps very rarely would be cancerous. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy yesterday, removed four polyps,one of which had to be clip,how long dose the clip stay in?also not feeling 100% lot of rectal press.

It varies: endoclips usually stay on for about one week or so, however have seen clips stay in place longer. it is very small and is not known to interfere with bowel movements. to feel back to your baseline, drink plenty of fluids and try to expel gas by using simple techniques or even simethicone as needed ...Read more

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Are large friable polyps likely to be malignant?

Are large friable polyps likely to be malignant?

Yes, sometimes: But only a biopsy or pathology review of the polyp can make this certain. I would advise removal of the polyps and get them examined by a pathologist.. ...Read more

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Does a large myoma and a polyps warrant hysterectomy?

Does a large myoma and a polyps warrant hysterectomy?

It depends: This decision is a personal one. If the myoma and polyps are not causing problems, cancer has been ruled out and your are comfortable with your options, hysterectomy does not have to be performed. It is certainly a reasonable option for those that choose to proceed along that route for treatment. ...Read more