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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
Just had colonoscopy. Sigmoid colon: a diminutive adenomatous looking polyp and a hyper plastic polyp. transverse colon: adenomatous polyp. Bad? Thnx
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
The simple: Answer is no! ibs is a physiological problem and does not by itself cause any of the above problems. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My colonoscopy microscopic diagnosis: transverse colon polyp biopsy: polypoid colonic mucosa with mild nonspecific chronic inflamation...what is this?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I ve had a polyp taken for analysis from my intestine months ago, report now says tubular adenoma , pls can you advice me what does it means ?thanks
Previously diagnosed with hyperplastic polyps but second GI found polyps in the small intestine. Should I be worried? Need help
Is it safe to take levifloxacin and methylprednisolone and tramadole together. I have intestinal swollen lymphnodes & polyps in gabladder painful.
Medicine interaction: Yes...These should be safe for the short term. ...Read more
My dad died at 42 with carcinoid syndrome. Started in colon & intestine then to liver. I have already had colon polyps removed. Is this hereditary?
Gastric polyps caused iron anemia deficiency. How can I cure this diagnosis? Doc prescribed F.Sulfate 325mg. Lesions in small intestine. I am worried
Obviously your hus-: -band has a treating physician who is familiar with his case and only he/she can address the question. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Spotting on active combination pills. Dr ruled out everything but uterine polyps. Is it possible it could be related to constipation & pocket in bowel?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers