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Which treatment works the best and fastest for colonic polyps?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for colonic polyps?

Colonoscopy: 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

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Colonic Polyps (Definition)

Colonic polyps is also known as Colon polyps. Colonic polyps are round growths along the wall of your large bowels. They are a very common finding in the elderly population. However, they are associated with increased risk of colon cancer, especially when an individual has many hundreds of these polyps and/or gets the polyps ...Read more


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Colon polyps. How long does it take for them to grow and what is the treatment?

Colon polyps. How long does it take for them to grow and what is the treatment?

Polyp growth is: Variable but to go from a single cell to a polyp the size of an eraser can take 2-3 years. The treatment is removal of all polyps to rule out malignancy or pre-malignancy during a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What factors should drive treatment choices to address adenomatous colon polyps?

What factors should drive treatment choices to address adenomatous colon polyps?

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

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And what is the best treatment for colon polyp?

Removal: Colon polyps are precancerous...So they must be removed which can be done easily through a procedure called colonoscopy and polypectomy. ...Read more

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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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New to the us. Doctor says I have colonic polyps. Please comment.?

New to the us. Doctor says I have colonic polyps. Please comment.?

Remove them: Polyps are often found on colonoscopy. If they are removed (which they should be), they will be sent to a pathologist, who can make sure they are not cancerous. If they are benign, nothing more is needed except a follow up colonoscopy in 3-5 years. If the polyp is cancerous, more treatment including surgery is likely required. ...Read more

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A 5mm t1 nodule was removed from my terminal ileum & other colonic polyps were found. Dr said either lymphoid follicles or carcinoid? Please explain.

A 5mm t1 nodule was removed from my terminal ileum & other colonic polyps were found.  Dr said either lymphoid follicles or carcinoid? Please explain.

Entirely different: You have to wait for final report , don't worry for a pathologist it is as easy as distinguishing an apple from orange. Lymphoid follicles are normal lymph tissue common at that site. Rare carcinoid tumors from neuroendocrine cells (nerve cell ) produce systemic symptoms due to histamine & serotonin secretion , if it is you are lucky found it very early stage , you will be fine follow with doctor. ...Read more

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Believe in power of prayer. Will it work for colonic polyps?

Unknown: Maybe, but i would still make sure that i got colonoscopies, checked family history, discussed taking aspirin, diet, maybe even genetic testing (if appropriate) with my doc. ...Read more

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Can I die from colonic polyps if I ignore it?

Can I die from colonic polyps if I ignore it?

Maybe: Some colon polyps can develop into colon cancer. Some polyps can bleed or rupture. All of these problems can be life-threatening. So talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


Dr. Carolyn Messere
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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