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Polyps In Stool
Im starting to have a BM 3 times a day sometimes soft and solid. Is this normal Had a colonascopy 2009 is was neg active for polyps no blood in stool?
1-3%: Approx 20% of patients >50 years old have adenomatous polyps (potentially precancerrous).The vast majority of colon polyps are benign, but if they remain in the colon for a long time(>10 years) they have the potential to progress to a cancer.Both benign and cancerous polyps can cause blood y stools all patients with blood with bm should be examined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad had a colonoscopy 2 days ago some polyps were removed, today his stool was dark. Should he go to see a doctor or urgent care?
Melena: Hi Jeni MH, it is not uncommon to have dark stools with blood (melena) after a colonoscopy and polyp removal. It should subside in a few days as the sites heal. If it continues, becomes bright red, or if he has symptoms of weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness, or appears pale, then a trip to his doctor is a good idea. Hope thats helpful. ...Read more
How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.
Polyp/hemerroid? Blood ON stool doesn't appear to be mixed in, bright red some diarrhea and stomach pain and Nausea, history of hemerroid is it this
Not good enough: Can have polyps without blood, can have blood without polyps. Stool testing being worked on to help in detection of polyps. Right now, still need evaluation. Colonoscopy is best test available to detect (and treat/remove) polyps. Ct colonography (virtual colonoscopy") may see large polyps, but miss smaller, or flat abnormalities. Sigmoidoscopy is only a partial look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5yr son had a colonoscopy & removed 1 polyp 15 days ago now he passes stool once in 2 days is it normal?
It would be helpful: ...to know what his bowel pattern was like before the procedure, and whether there are other concerning signs or symptoms present now (e.g. abdominal distension, tenderness, fever, blood in stool). If any doubt, call the physician who performed the colonoscopy, since he knows what was found & what transpired during the scope. ...Read more
Hello, clear colonocopy 13 days ago. One 1.5cm benign polyp removed. Slight bleeding today (but not in actual stool). Is that normal?
Probably OK: Postpolypectomy bleeding usually occurs within the first 7 days of the procedure but has been reported as far out as 21 days. If the bleeding slows down and stops, probably ok. If it becomes more brisk, call your endoscopist. ...Read more