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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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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

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

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

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