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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?

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?

Diet and medication: You may try modifying your diet to see what foods are helpful. In the mean time you may take medication like Immodium and or Pepto-Bismol to reduce the frequency of bowel movements. ...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


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How often are colon polyps malignant? What if the polyps was causing bloody stool?

How often are colon polyps malignant?  What if the polyps was causing bloody 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 more

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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?

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

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How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.

How long to wait for safe colonoscopy after colon resection? Polyp in rectum, blood in stool, no stoma.

Coordinate: With your surgeon & your gastroenterologist. Maybe wait 4-6 weeks after surgery, but would be best to get the approval from your surgeon who knows your condition in detail, before having colonoscopy. ...Read more

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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

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

Un likely : Very unlikely. . You usually do not have belly pain, nausea diarrhea with hemorrhoid . This is either food poisoning or dysentery. Salmonella poisoning is going around in US from caramel apples poisoning. See a doctor if you are still sick ...Read more

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With a stool sample can you tell if you have polyps?

With a stool sample can you tell if you have polyps?

No, you can not!: The polyp can only be found by visual inspection which is commonly done using a lighted rubber tube called sigmoidoscope or a colonoscope. ...Read more

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With a stool sample can you tell i if you have polyps?

With a stool sample can you tell i if you have polyps?

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 more

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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

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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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