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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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. Oscar Novick
51 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

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Nasal polyp removal absolutely necessary?

Nasal polyp removal absolutely necessary?

Depends: If you have a nasal polyp on one side - yes it should be removed to make sure it is nothing more serious. Polyps almost always affect both nasal/sinus cavities. If it is seen on only one side - it should be biopsied (or removed). Polyps do not "need to be removed." indications for removal would be 1) if having surgery for chronic sinusitis 2) breathing difficulty 3) trouble smelling. ...Read more

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How do they do nasal polyp removal? Are you out?

How do they do nasal polyp removal? Are you out?

Endoscopic surgery: Nasal polyps are usually removed endoscopicly with you asleep. Singular or small ones may be removed in an ENT doctor's office while you are awake. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nasal polyp removal?

What is the definition or description of: nasal polyp removal?

Polypectomy: Nasal polyps are benign growths that form in response to chronic inflammation. They cause nasal airflow blockage, congestion, etc. And are associated with chronic sinus infection. Polyps are removed through the nose, under endoscopic camera guidance, with fine-tipped steel instruments or tissue shaver, usually along with opening of the sinus passages ("functional endoscopic sinus surgery" (fess). ...Read more

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Nasal polyp removal absolutely necessary or can one wait (for how long)?

Nasal polyp removal absolutely necessary or can one wait (for how long)?

Sleep apnea too?: In addition to what dr. Bernstein joel answered: do you have any signs or symptoms associated with sleep apnea? If so, some cases have been cured or relieved by the removal of nasal polyps. A careful ENT exam can help reveal whether or not it causes obstruction, and whether it should be removed for this reason. ...Read more

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Is it odd to have three colon polyps removed during the same procedure, or is multiple-polyp removal common?

Is it odd to have three colon polyps removed during the same procedure, or is multiple-polyp removal common?

No: It is not odd to have several polyps removed at the time of a colonoscopy. The intent is to remove all polyps found unless you happen to have familial polyposis in which case there may be thousands of polyps and obviously they can't all be removed. ...Read more

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I had a septoplasty and nose polyp removal. I don't seem to feel any benefits. Is this typical? I honestly feel worse now than before.

I had a septoplasty and nose polyp removal. I don't seem to feel any benefits. Is this typical? I honestly feel worse now than before.

See your specialist: Make sure you are doing everything your doctor told you to do. Make an appointment with the surgeon to discuss your symptoms and to get an exam. You may have some swelling in there. ...Read more

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I recently had a d&c for a polyp removal. Will my next period be on time, or will the d&c have acted as a period and the next one will be a month away?

I recently had a d&c for a polyp removal. Will my next period be on time, or will the d&c have acted as a period and the next one will be a month away?

Cycles and D and C: After a d and c the lining will need to regenerate and although hormonally the cycle and ovulation will be normal, the lining may take a cycle or 2 to normalize. Usually it happens fairly quickly, if not normal in 1 to 2 cycles you should follow up with your regular provider. ...Read more

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Whats invovled with nasal polyp removal surgery?

Whats invovled with nasal polyp removal surgery?

Endoscopic surgery: This is usally an out-patient surgery done using endoscopes. Many times image guided surgery (gps for the sinuses) is used to prevent complications. ...Read more

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Nasal polyp removal surgery - is it an easy or painful procedure?

Nasal polyp removal surgery - is it an easy or painful procedure?

Not usually painful: Nasal polyp surgery today is either performed with an endoscope or a microscope. Depending on the surgeon's experience and training, almost all the nasal and sinus inflammation can be removed. However, you should know that this is a genetic disease and recurrences are common. The nose is frequently packed for a few days. Pain is moderate but pressure in the face may be significant. ...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