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Should I have the polyp on my tongue removed?

Should I have the polyp on my tongue removed?

Does it bother you?: Assuming that you have had it evaluated by an ENT doctor and there is not any evidence for cancer then removing should be done only if it bothers you. Many people have benign enlarged papilla or fibromas. If there is anything about the. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What could cause sore polyp-like things on your tongue?

What could cause sore polyp-like things on your tongue?

Hard to say: This is something that needs to be seen to be able to tell you what is going on. See a dentist or an oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tonque polyps?

What are the causes of tonque polyps?

Polyps?: The tongue can have rough surfaced ridges on the sides of the tongue toward the back of the mouth which are normal, and sometimes caused by displaced thyroid tissue. There are also cauliflower-like raised papillomas caused by the human papilloma virus, which carry some risk of cancer and possible spread to others who come in contact with your saliva. See a dentist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have morning blood in my mouth and I have a pain under ribcage right.I had colonoscopy.They can t find the problem.I had 6 polyps and removed.Still ?

I have morning blood in my mouth and I have a pain under ribcage right.I had colonoscopy.They can t find the problem.I had 6 polyps and removed.Still ?

Blood: A colonscopy can help rule out causes of bleeding in the lower GI tract, but does not explain why you have blood in your mouth or rib cage pain -- see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi i noticed lately that my mouth is always dry and i also has enlarged nasal polyps so my question is the dry mouth something serious ? Thanks

Hi i noticed lately that my mouth is always dry and i also has enlarged nasal polyps so my question is the dry mouth something serious ? Thanks

Nasal polyps: The dry mouth is probably due to chronic mouth breathing. You should be on nasal steroid to try and shrink your polyps with oral steroids if it gets particularly bad. Surgery is an option for you if the nasal polyps are obstructive. ...Read more

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I recently had surgery to remove a polyp and my lip and my mouth was hurt due to the breathing tube. I have tingling and numbness in my lip,what to do?

I recently had surgery to remove a polyp and my lip and my mouth was hurt due to the breathing tube. I have tingling and numbness in my lip,what to do?

The tingling and : numbness may be from the pressure the breathing tube was placing on the soft tissues on the lip.The feeling should come back within a week or so.If not,return to your doc and discus. ...Read more

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37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?

37 year-old woman with 2 years of variations in numbness, pain, weakness, and spasticity in her left hand and fingers, now also has left shoulde.....?

Cervical radiculopathy: Sounds like it could be related to a cervical radiculoapathy. Radiculopathy symptoms can wax and wane over the years causing a variety symptoms including numbness, pain, and weakness. Consider MRI of cervical spine and electrodiagnostic studies of the upper extremities. While a cervical radiculopathy can caused muscle spasms, you typically don't see 'spasticity'. Radiculopathy would be a lower motor neuron condition as opposed to upper motor neuron. Does the patient have increased reflexes and positive Hoffman's test? If so, consider MRI of the brain to rule out a lesion that may be causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Fibroephitelial polyps are communicable?

Fibroephitelial polyps are communicable?

Nope: Assuming you have the correct diagnosis, acrochorda, and also known as skin tags, or fibroepithelial polyps, are benign skin growths often found in skin folds. Common locations include the neck, armpit, and groin. They also occur on the face, especially on the eyelids. On the other hand, the are sometimes associated with other noncommunicable diseases. Low-risk hpv 6 and 11 is rarely present. ...Read more

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What is leiomyomatous polyp?How it is treated?What is the risk.?

What is leiomyomatous polyp?How it is treated?What is the risk.?

Rare tumors: Benign rare polyp that can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. 3% of all digestive system leiomyomas occur in colon. Sigmoid and transverse colon are most common sites. Bleeding, obstruction, and perforation are complications. Usually these are surgically removed. Can be sessile or pedunculated. These are usually found incidentally. ...Read more

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What is gall blader polyps?

What is gall blader polyps?

Mucosal growth..: Abnormal mucosal overgrowth in side GB.

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What % of unilateral polyps are cancerous?

Where?: Please specify the site. If you are talking about nasal polyps, unilateral polyps should be removed and examinaed by a pathologist. Allergic polyps are usally bilateral. Unilateral nasal polyp in a 70 year old needs to addressed aggresively. ...Read more

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Do colorectal polyps itch?

Do colorectal polyps itch?

Simple : Answer is no! polyps can bleed, cause looser stools or constipation but usually no pain or itching. Anal itching is usually due to excessive caffeine or moisture at bottom. ...Read more

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Is cervical polyp serious?

Unlikely: Most cervical polyps are benign but all should be sent to pathology for evaluation just to be certain. ...Read more

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What is endometrial polyp?

What is endometrial polyp?

Growth in Uterus: Endometrial polyps are most often benign, growths inside a woman's uterus. They often don't cause any problems. If one was found because you were getting an ultrasound due to problems with vaginal bleeding then you might benefit from treatment. On the other hand, if one was found incidentally, and you are not having problems with your menstrual periods, they often don't need treatment. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bladder polyps?

Symptoms of bladder polyps?

bladder polyps: Bladder polyps is not very common, bladder cancer is. Symptoms are usually absent but frequency of urination and blood in the urine are common. ...Read more

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Do sinus polyps cause symptoms?

Do sinus polyps cause symptoms?

Yes: Depending on the size and the accuracy of the diagnosis, polyps within the sinuses can cause, PND, fullness and pressure in the face and nasal discharge. If the polyps have grown into the nose, symptoms may include nasal blockage and anosmia (smell and taste disturbance). ...Read more

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Is polyp in the kidney cancerous?

Is polyp in the kidney cancerous?

Not necessarily: However, a polyp in the renal pelvis may be cancer, and this can be evaluated under the microscope by a pathologist following biopsy to determine the nature of the polyp. ...Read more

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Can a 1cm polyp affect conceiving?

Can a 1cm polyp affect conceiving?

Uterine?: If it's in the uterine cavity, or if it is a cervix polyp that's introducing infection into the endometrium, it is very likely to make it hard for you to conceive. These polyps are easily managed by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does chronic sinusitis cause polyps?

Does chronic sinusitis cause polyps?

It can: This is a chicken/egg question. Not everyone who has chronic sinusitis develops polyps. Most everyone who has polyps has chronic sinusitis. They are very closely associated with each other. ...Read more

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How do a hemorrhoid and a polyp differ?

How do a hemorrhoid and a polyp differ?

Cushion vs tumour: A hemorrhoid is an encouraged vascular cushion of the perianal tissues. A polyp is a true growth, a tumor or neoplasm, which arises from the inner lining of the gut, even the lining of the gallbladder. Colon polyps are removed so they don't evolve into colon cancer. Hemorrhoids are not tumors. ...Read more

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Wat does a polyp in ur cervix look like?

Wat does a polyp in ur cervix look like?

Lots of variation: Polyps can have a variable appearance. Most are red and fleshy. Do a google search with terms "cervical polyp", then limit to "images". You'll see plenty of photos. ...Read more

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Can endomeyrial polyp cause infertility?

Can endomeyrial polyp cause infertility?

Yes: Yes it can. It depends on the size however and exactly where is the location of the polyp within the uterine cavity. There can be inflammation associated with a polyp and the embryo may have more difficult time implanting near that area. A polyp towards the lower end of the uterus is less likely to cause problems with implantation/fertility. Polyp size > or = 1cm increases chance for problems. ...Read more

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Is surgery needed for gallbladder polyps?

Is surgery needed for gallbladder polyps?

Depends on size: Depends on the size of the polyps on ultrasound. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are polyps and what is normal mucosa?

What are polyps and what is normal mucosa?

Endoscopy?: did you have an endoscopy? mucosa is the name for the first layer of hollow organs like the nostrils, the airways, the guts, that come into contact with the outside world, so named because they secret mucus. So normal mucosa means that layer is normal. Polyp is the name we give to any extra tissue hanging from mucosa. Polyps can be either harmless or harmful. Usually a biopsy can tell difference. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for polyp in the kidney?

What is the remedy for polyp in the kidney?

Sometimes nothing: I'm thinking that you are referring to a renal cyst. The treatment for this is sometimes nothing, if it is an isolated cyst and your renal function is normal. I would think monitoring kidney function and occasional ultrasounds would be reasonable. Talk with the doc that ordered the test originally and see what they say. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for gallbladder polyps?

Is surgery necessary for gallbladder polyps?

Size matters: Larger polyps over 1 cm in size should be considered for surgery. Also depends if there any abdominal symptoms, realizing that surgery only for tiny poylps may not result in much symptom relief either. ...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