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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
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
Rectal Bleed on/off for month @ end of stool. Had clnscpy 2 yrs ago. Non-C type polyps & int hem. Should I worry or have another clnscpy? What is it?
Internal hemorrhoids: Internal hemorrhoids are common and may bleed occasionally, especially if one is constipated or strains with bowel movements. The usual treatment is to use a stool softener and increase fiber in the diet. If you have rectal bleeding it's best to discuss with your physician before assuming it's "just from hemorrhoids". Your physician will decide if you need a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy ...Read more
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
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