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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Polyp Removal (Overview)

In the colon , a polyp is cut off or removed during a special exam called a colonoscopy, for a sample for biopsy to look for cancer, and to remove it in case it is cancer. Cutting it off also reduces the risk of cancer.


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Polyp removal recommended. Risks?

Polyp removal recommended. Risks?

Yes: Risks of colonoscopies polypectomy includes bleeding and perforation. Both rare. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
49 doctors shared insights

Polyp Removal (Overview)

In the colon , a polyp is cut off or removed during a special exam called a colonoscopy, for a sample for biopsy to look for cancer, and to remove it in case it is cancer. Cutting it off also reduces the risk of cancer.


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What is the definition or description of: polyp removal?

What is the definition or description of: polyp removal?

Cut it off: In the colon , a polyp is cut off or removed during a special exam called a colonoscopy, for a sample for biopsy to look for cancer, and to remove it in case it is cancer. Cutting it off also reduces the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Is mild bleeding three days after d & c and polyp removal normal?

Is mild bleeding three days after d & c and polyp removal normal?

Yes it is.: Your doctor should have informed you that mild vaginal bleeding is normal after such procedures. In the absence of fever and large blood clots per vaginam, you should be fine and able to wati until your pathology review appointment in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I experienced a strong burning sensation that lasted for a few hours after polyp removal. It still hurts to sit down. Is this common?

I experienced a strong burning sensation that lasted  for a few hours after polyp removal. It still hurts to sit down. Is this common?

Colon?: If this is a colon procedure, there may be some trauma in manipulating the scope. However if the pain fails to subside or gets worse in the next 24 hrs, call the doctor who did the removal. ...Read more

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I had dnc's in '04, '08, '12 for polyp removal. Symptoms again. Is another dnc the answer? Should i get a second opinion? An i at risk for adhesions?

I had dnc's in '04, '08, '12 for polyp removal. Symptoms again. Is another dnc the answer? Should i get a second opinion?  An i at risk for adhesions?

Up to you: First you discuss with your doctor , will explain the reason , and alternative treatments if you are not satisfied , yes take a second opinion , you will be surprised your own doctor will help you ...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