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Doctor insights on: Over Age Colonic Polyps

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Is it common to have colon polyps at age 15?

Is it common to have colon polyps at age 15?

Not common!: Not common, but can have different types of colon polyps. Most common would be juvenile polyp. But cases with family history of familial polyposis will have higher incidence of adenomatous polyps (tubular adenoma). In addition there are other rare types with various syndromes. For more scientific info visit- http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2657698/. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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I am over the age of 50, am I more susceptible to getting colonic polyps?

I am over the age of 50, am I more susceptible to getting colonic polyps?

Yes: The incidence of colon polyps increases with age. Approximately 30 percent of men and 20 percent of women at the age of 50 have colon polyps. At age 60 almost 40 percent of men would have colon polyps. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for children under the age of 5 to have colon polyps?

Is it unusual for children under the age of 5 to have colon polyps?

Possibly: Some children under the age of 18 will have hamartomas which are not true polyps, however they can cause obstruction, prolapse and bleeding. If there is a familial polyposis syndrome polyps may be found in teenagers. ...Read more

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If I have colon polyps at age 26, is my risk of developing colon cancer later in life very high?

If I have colon polyps at age 26, is my risk of developing colon cancer later in life very high?

Depends on polyp: Some polyps are not precancerous and thus have no bearing on future development of colon ca. Others are, however, and your doctor should discuss your risk with you depending on what was found. You can relax somewhat, knowing that regular screening has been shown to dramatically lessen your risks of future colon cancer! ...Read more

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Is carcinoid syndrome hereditary? My died at age 42 & i've already got bad stomach problems & colon polyps.

Is carcinoid syndrome hereditary? My died at age 42 & i've already got bad stomach problems & colon polyps.

It can be hereditary: 4% of carcinoid tumors are hereditary. The most common inherited disorder involving carcinoids is men syndrome type i. Other neuroendocrine tumors are usually present in this syndrome, though. Familial carcinoids are more erratic in heritability. There is no formal test for suspected familial carcinoid. Symptoms of carcinoid syndrome include chronic flushing and diarrhea. ...Read more

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4 colon polyps removed, age 31. Leukocytes, Lymphocytes, and Neutrophils high. Waiting for pathology results. Should I be worried? Could it be cancer?

4 colon polyps removed, age 31. Leukocytes, Lymphocytes, and Neutrophils high. Waiting for pathology results. Should I be worried? Could it be cancer?

Congrats!: Congratulations for following your Doctor's suggestion to have a colonoscopy!! The chances are you are AVOIDING CANCER with the EARLY detection of these Polyps!!! Keep up the good healthy habits! ...Read more

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Do colon polyps hurt?

No: Most colon polyps are painless unless they are so big they cause constipation. Also large colon polyps can transform to colon cancer. ...Read more

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What are colon polyps?

What are colon polyps?

Abnormal gowths : Neoplasia is a general term to describe abnormal growth pattern, cancer-like, unregulated by normal bodily control systems. Some colon polyps are destined to become cancerous, some are not, so all polyps are usually removed when they are found so we can distinguish the difference under the microscope, not by appearance which can fool you. ...Read more

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Are colon polyps dangerous?

Eh: Dangerous is a strong term Certain colon polyps are considered precursors to cancer. That is, if not removed, they have potential to become cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Colon Polyps (Definition)

A colon polyp is a growth on the lining of the colon (large intestine). Most polyps are benigh, but some are cancerous and some can become cancerous. They are a common finding on colonoscopy, and are frequently biopsied (removed) during colonoscopy ...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