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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Can colon polyps cause constipation?

Can colon polyps cause constipation?

Probably not...: But lots of other things can (some benign and others not). Please refer to the many quality answers on healthtap regarding causes of constipation, and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. At 76 years old, evaluation is definitely in order for you--please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

Sometimes but not: Often. Egd examines esophagus, stomach, duodenum (technically small intestine, but only the very first part), and sometimes the first portion of jejunum, which is the true small intestine. The small intestine is about 30 feet long. Then there is the large intestine, or colon, for which you need colonoscopy. The middle 29+ feet is not accessble via endocsopy. ...Read more

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Can colon polyps rupture?

Can colon polyps rupture?

Not typically: Polyps are solid masses of tissue. Usually when we speak of a body part rupturing, it is a hollow structure like an aneurysm, a cyst. ...Read more

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Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Not really: Not really the size of the polyp does not determined if it is cancer or not of course large polyp can do more damage and depend on location can cause obstruction and bleeding the histology of the polyp determined if it is malignant or pre malignant. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause stomach polyps, gastritis and duodenitis?

Can IBS cause stomach polyps, gastritis and duodenitis?

The simple: Answer is no! ibs is a physiological problem and does not by itself cause any of the above problems. ...Read more

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Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

Some areas.: Upper endoscopy can look at the esophagus, stomach, and at least the 1st portion of the duodenum; also the opening where the bile exits. It cannot look at and therefore cannot diagnose problems in the remainder of the duodenum, the ileum or the jejunum. However, capsule endoscopy can look at these other areas. ...Read more

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Endometrial polyp and endometriosis related?

Endometrial polyp and endometriosis related?

Not really: They are two separate pathologies...Not uncommon for them to coexist but. As one nears menopause, endometriosis and its symptoms will recede, but endometrial polyps can still occur and warrant evaluation especially if you are having post menopausal bleeding. ...Read more

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What can cause Diverticulitis, liver hepatic adenoma, rectal polyps and ovarian hemmoragic cysts.

What can cause Diverticulitis, liver hepatic adenoma, rectal polyps and ovarian hemmoragic cysts.

Separate problems: There is no particular cause for any of these, and certainly no single thing that causes them all. These are separate problems, which I assume were detected by some sort of abdominal imaging, probably a CT scan or MRI. Speak with the doctor who ordered the test and take it from there. ...Read more

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Are colon polyps cancerous?

Are colon polyps cancerous?

Some: There are different types of colon polyps. Some will not turn into cancer. But many (adenomatous polyps in particular) have a high likelihood of turning into cancer if not removed. We think that most colon cancers start as polyps. That is why we recommend colonoscopy at age 50. If you have a precancerous polyp, it can be removed before you get cancer. ...Read more

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My colonoscopy microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?

My colonoscopy  microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?

Nothing: non specific colon inflammation it could be anything but not cancer. there is no risk of cancer. your doctor can review your symptoms,and the result of the biopsy and reach the proper conclusion. nothing serious. ...Read more

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How do polyps and sigmoid colonic diverticuli differ?

How do polyps and sigmoid colonic diverticuli differ?

Differet: these are different problems: polyps are little (although sometimes large) growths in the colon. Diverticulas are pockets that protrude outside the colon. ...Read more

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What is a adenomatous colon polyp.?

What is a adenomatous colon polyp.?

Pre-cancerous: As opposed to a hyperplastic polyp, an adenomatous polyp is the type of growth in your colon that can become cancerous over time. Variants such as villous or tubulo-villous adenomas may also describe this type of polyp. If you have these removed at colonoscopy, you will require surveillance on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Are small sessile colon polyps usually cancerous?

Are small sessile colon polyps usually cancerous?

No ...: ... On the contrary. The smaller the polyp, the less likely it is to be "cancerous". Sessile just means flat (harder to find) versus pedunculated (mushroom-shaped). The precancerous type of polyps are adenomatous and serrated polyps (documented on pathology). Hyperplastic polyps in general are almost always benign and never turn into cancer. ...Read more

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Is popcorn helpful or harmful in persons having recurring intestinal polyps?

Is popcorn helpful or harmful in persons having recurring intestinal polyps?

Popcorn.: Popcorn should be neither harmful nor helpful in the context of intestinal polyps. Good for general health - low calories and some fiber. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which polyps form in the intestine?

What is the mechanism by which polyps form in the intestine?

Neoplasia: Polyps commonly occur in the colon and are a precursor to cancer. Briefly, polyps form because cell growth in an area exceeds the loss of cells. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/colonicpolyps.html. ...Read more

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What to do if precancerous polyp in the upper small intestine?

Remove: precancerous polyp means that lesion has been identified by a scope and biopsied. Precancerous polyps will almost always lead to malignancy and many of these SB lesions do not have stalks and require area of bowel resection to remove. One should be sure there is no genetic disposition such as Gardners syndrome where there is a familial history and other lesion such as desmoids and more polyps ...Read more

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Previously diagnosed with hyperplastic polyps but second GI found polyps in the small intestine. Should I be worried? Need help

It depends...: ...on: 1) what the histology was of the small bowel polyps; 2) whether there is a strong family history of gastrointestinal cancer; 3) how your small bowel polyps were treated; 4) what other tests may be planned/recommended to you based on your findings. ...Read more

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Does the small intestine also get polyps and cancers like the colon does?

Does the small intestine also get polyps and cancers like the colon does?

Yes less frequently: Yes less frequently than colon, early detection is difficult due to location, some of them have genetic etiology. ...Read more

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Gastric polyps caused iron anemia deficiency. How can I cure this diagnosis? Doc prescribed F.Sulfate 325mg. Lesions in small intestine. I am worried

Ask GI MD: The ferrous sulfate will treat the iron deficiency, but you need to ask your GI MD what you can do for your polyps. If they are bleeding, they may need to be removed or treated specifically. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do about polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husbands bowel?

What to do about polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husbands bowel?

Obviously your hus-: -band has a treating physician who is familiar with his case and only he/she can address the question. ...Read more

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Polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husband's bowel. How can this be removed?

Depends on symptoms: I assume this polyp is in the large intestine... Also called colon. Most polyps are removed by a gastroenterologist via a procedure called colonoscopy. But if the polyp is causing pain or bowel obstruction due to its large size, an operation by a surgeon may be required to remove this polyp. ...Read more

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How is it possible that there is a polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husband's bowel?

How is it possible that there is a polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husband's bowel?

Because they can: Large polyps are more common, without symptoms, if they are on right side of colon, where stool is liquid, and bowel is bigger, more elastic. Not all large polyps are cancerous. Size within the bowel cavity (lumen) of a cancerous polyp is less important than depth of involvement into bowel wall. Bulky, but superficial tumors can be cured with surgery alone. ...Read more

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How to treat a polyp the size of a tennis ball in my husbands bowel?

Must be biopsied!: The size of the tumor alone increases the risk that it could be serious. Make sure it is removed and biopsied if found. Speak to your primary care physician if the gastrointestinal physician doesn't feel it's necessary to remove. ...Read more

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My dad has a large flat polyp on his large bowel. Are these type of polyps more prone to cancer?

My dad has a large flat polyp on his large bowel. Are these type of polyps more prone to cancer?

Yes they do: Yes they have malignant potential , 40 % villous adenomas are malignant , bigger the the size greater the chances of being cancer in it. Speak to the doctor ( with your dad s permission ) get it biopsied if it is not done for removal. ...Read more

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4m high grade dysplasia bowel polyp. Biopsies after colonoscopy clear. How high are the chances of cancer?

4m high grade dysplasia bowel polyp. Biopsies after colonoscopy clear.  How high are the chances of cancer?

The good news is: You caught it early and it is removed before it turned cancerous . You need follow up colonoscopy as per your gastroenterologist . As to this particular lesion , it is precancerous but not a cancer yet . You are one of the luckiest people colonoscopy brought to the medical field. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dad hadTubular adenoma polyp in bowel . One doctor on here says heridatry other doctor says it's not so which is it heridatry or not?

Dad hadTubular adenoma polyp in bowel . One doctor on here says heridatry other doctor says it's not so which is it heridatry or not?

Not so much: Tubular adenoma are the most common type found on screening colonoscopies. They can be seen in familial cancer syndromes, but usually they are just sporadic (random) and don't require additional screening in family members. Regardless, having blood in the stool is a risk factor and should be assessed. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy this morning 8mm polyp removed. Had watery b movement 2 hours after. Blood on tp on 2nd wipe. Not in bowel. Normal?

Yes: Yes that is normal. Just keep an eye on it and make sure it resolves over the next week or so. I would only get concerned if it started getting worse or you started to feel weak. ...Read more

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Doctor found a polyp in my bowel, I'm 26 they took it out. No Colon CA in family? They didn't find any inflammation disease, how could I have this?

Doctor found a polyp in my bowel, I'm 26 they took it out. No Colon CA in family? They didn't find any inflammation disease, how could I have this?

Any adenoma?: Sometimes there are normal findings identified at colonoscopy that can form a small bump resembling a polyp. These will often be removed to make sure they are not a precancerous polyp. If the pathology report does not mention an adenoma or hyperplastic polyp, it may not be a true polyp at all. You can follow up with your doctor regarding the results of the biopsy. ...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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more