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Polyp (Overview)

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 into a malignant tumor.


Dr. Jeffrey Cohen Dr. Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
25 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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What are familial polyps?

What are familial polyps?

Genetic: A hereditary inherited polyposis syndrome. The polyps can become cancerous. Familial adenomatous polyposis requires surgery.

Polyp (Overview)

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 into a malignant tumor.


Dr. Howard Hack Dr. Hack
Internal Medicine
29 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What does a polyp look like?

What does a polyp look like?

Typically like moles: Polyps can occur anywhere in the colon. Polyps vary in size and shape from flat, pancake-like lesions or on stalks like mushrooms. The polyps may be millimeters is size to centimeters.

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Dr. Ray Tidman Dr. Tidman
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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What does a polyp feel like?

What does a polyp feel like?

Location?: If in colon, most are w/o sensation... There fore dangerous to grow without knowledge of. If you are over 50, get your screening colonoscopy done. If you have a hx of family polyps follow your doc's screening advice.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What are the signs of polyps?

What are the signs of polyps?

Polyps: Depending on location, usually they are asymptomatic & discovered by examination. If large polyps, they might cause pain, bleeding, obstruction, etc., again depending on location.

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Dr. Allen Kamrava Dr. Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
11 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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What causes people to get polyps?

What causes people to get polyps?

Genes: There are a number of genes in the polyp formation cascade. As these genes get altered, polyps form.

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Dr. Jan Rakinic Dr. Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
34 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Can polyps fall off by themselves?

Can polyps fall off by themselves?

Sometimes yes!: On rare occasions, certain types of polyps will fall off by themselves- it's called autoamputation. This is more common with a type of polyp called juvenile polyp. However, most polyps need to be removed by endoscopists.

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Dr. David Cohen Dr. Cohen
Internal Medicine
38 years in practice
University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital
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Dr. Gary Wang Dr. Wang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
36 years in practice
East China Union Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Joseph Mele Dr. Mele
Surgery - Plastics
28 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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Fibroephitelial polyps are communicable?

Fibroephitelial polyps are communicable?

Nope: Assuming you have the correct diagnosis, acrochorda, and also known as skin tags, or fibroepithelial polyps, are benign skin growths often found in skin folds. Common locations include the neck, armpit, and groin. They also occur on the face, especially on the eyelids. On the other hand, the are sometimes associated with other noncommunicable diseases. Low-risk hpv 6 and 11 is rarely present.

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Dr. James Okamoto Dr. Okamoto
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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What are polyps, and why are they removed?

What are polyps, and why are they removed?

Benign growths: Polyps are benign growths, however they can sometimes mutate into cancer, and for that reason they are removed.

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Dr. Dean Giannone Dr. Giannone
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Is 7 polyps a lot in a 40 year old female?

Is 7 polyps a lot in a 40 year old female?

Colon polyps?: If you're referring to colon polyps, then yes, that is a bit much. Is there a family history of colon polyps? Remember that some polyps can be precancerous. You need to get your colonoscopies without interruption to make sure they're found and removed early.

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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Icervical polyp recovery time- what is it?

Icervical polyp recovery time- what is it?

5-7 days: Is considered normal unless multiple polyps or excessive bleeding are noted.

Dr. Bonnie Bock Dr. Bock
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
43 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What is the definition or description of: polyp?

What is the definition or description of: polyp?

Bump that sticks out: 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 into a malignant tumor.

Dr. Bernstein Joel Dr. Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
56 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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How fast do polyps grow back after having removed?

How fast do polyps grow back after having removed?

Genetic disease: The honest ethical ENT surgeon should emphasize that surgery for nasal polyposis will improve your quality of life significantly. But the polyps will recur depending on how aggressive your surgeon is and how much of the disease is left behind. There is much evidence now that this problem is genetic. Regrowth of nasal polyps depends of the thoroughness of the surgery and what meds you take after

Dr. Wendell Goins Dr. Goins
Surgery
38 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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What does it mean to have a polyp in a transerve position?

What does it mean to have a polyp in a transerve position?

Not sure: I think you are asking about polyps located in the transverse colon. This is the part of the colon that comes across the top or mid-point of the abdomen, from right to left.

Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
Gynecology
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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What is a 2cm endomidri polyp with hyper plasa? Nothing else

Needs removal: An endometrial polyp is a growth along the lining of the uterus. Hyperplasia means that it's growing more rapidly than normal. This means there may be a cancer or precancer within the polyp. We would recommend hysteroscopic resection of the polyp. The tissue would be submitted to pathology to see if more treatment was needed. Often it's not and all the abnormal cells are removed.

Dr. Gerald Mandell Dr. Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
48 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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What is leiomyomatous polyp? How it is treated? What is the risk.?

What is leiomyomatous polyp? How it is treated? What is the risk.?

Rare tumors: Benign rare polyp that can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. 3% of all digestive system leiomyomas occur in colon. Sigmoid and transverse colon are most common sites. Bleeding, obstruction, and perforation are complications. Usually these are surgically removed. Can be sessile or pedunculated. These are usually found incidentally.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What is the chance polyps can be related, even if organs are not?

Sort of: Some genetic disorders result in polyps in different parts of the intestinal tract.

Dr. Victor Bonuel Dr. Bonuel
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Far Eastern University, Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
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Should I put off my search for work until I have polyp diagnosed?

Should I put off my search for work until I have polyp diagnosed?

I won't put it off: If I were u. Colon polyps is no big deal. Good luck!

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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What does it mean when u have polyps on ur vocals and how is it fixed?

What does it mean when u have polyps on ur vocals and how is it fixed?

Polyps R polyps: They need 2 b evaluated and treated by an ENT specialist. Causes can b from over use, as in singers, smoking. If they look malignant the eval is extremely important, if they cause cough or change ur voice, they can b removed.