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Doctor insights on: Multiple Polyposis Of The Colon

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Do the polyps grow all over the colon in polyposis?

Do the polyps grow all over the colon in polyposis?

Yes: There is no predisposition in polyposis to one portion of the colon over another although it may appear that the distal or lower colon may have more polyps than higher up. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Does familial adenomatous polyposis affect the whole colon?

Does familial adenomatous polyposis affect the whole colon?

Yes: Requires surgery. True fap is almost uniformly fatal by age 50. ...Read more

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Can familial adenomatous polyposis affect the whole of the colon?

It can: Also impact on other parts of the GI tract including the duodenum. This inherited disorder also is associated with abdominal desmoid tumors. ...Read more

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If theres hereditary predisposition of colon cancer how often should a person do colonoscopy and wha are the risk factors? And What is polyposis test?

If theres hereditary predisposition of colon cancer how often should a person do colonoscopy and wha are the risk factors? And What is polyposis test?

Colon CA/screening: ACS screening for families that have a strong history. There are families that have predisposition to develop color and rectal CA. They say screening should start 10 yrs prior to the family members Dx. Say mom Dx at 40, screening would start at 30 in her family. Once you've had the first scope re can be made on the frequency, every 3 to 5 yrs depending on number of members Dx. ...Read more

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Is it still possible for me to have familial adenomatous polyposis if parent had colon cancer?

Is it still possible for me to have familial adenomatous polyposis if parent had colon cancer?

Yes if parent has it: Yes if parent had colon cancer due to familial adenomatous polyposis, you could have inherited, only way to rule out is to see your physician , and have a colonascopy done. ...Read more

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Is it common to have colon polyps in your 20's?

Is it common to have colon polyps in your 20's?

Possibly: We don't really know because most people don't get colonoscopies in their 20's. Most people start at age 50 for colon cancer screening. There are some inherited syndromes like Familial Polyposis that predispose someone to polyps, but they are exceedingly rare. The polyp should be biopsied to figure out what type it is, which will be very informative. ...Read more

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What is the average total length in inches of a grown man s colon ?

What is the average total length in inches of a grown man s colon ?

60 to 72 inches: There can be a tremendous amount of variability to colonic length and depends a lot on genetics, diet, and age. But the average length is somewhere around 5 to 6 feet. ...Read more

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I'm having some colon problems \u0026 still on diagnosis \u0026 tests phase. My c.E.A level is 21.65, should that be an alert for something?

Could be: Cea or carcinoembryonic antigen is a tumor marker and when elevated is concerning but not specific for colon cancer. Continue with the diagnostics and it will all be sorted out. ...Read more

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If there is something external to the colon compressing the left intestine;s wall , what could that be?

If there is something external to the colon compressing the left intestine;s wall , what could that be?

Left side organs: Your stomach, spleen, a kidney, bladder, gyn organs, and a bunch of small bowel are normally on the left side of your abdomen. A ct scan would show a mass. If you have a mass, it could be abcess, tumor, or benign and additional tests would be needed. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more