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Dr. David Astrachan
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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

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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


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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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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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Dr. Bernard Kruger
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Will surgical removal of nasal polyps eliminate bad breath?

Will surgical removal of nasal polyps eliminate bad breath?

Possibly: If the polyps are ar infected, and that focus is the source of the halitosis, then removal might be beneficial. Check with your ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Went to doc for throat he looked&said it was fine well I was looking & I saw many bumps in back like polyps kinda. How do ik if I have throat canc?

Went to doc for throat he looked&said it was fine well I was looking & I saw many bumps in back like polyps kinda. How do ik if I have throat canc?

Unlikely it's cancer: There are normally 'bumps' at the base (back) of the tongue; they are called papillae, and are made of mainly lymph tissue with valleys and hills between them giving the bumpy appearance. Oral or throat cancer is painless, occurs almost always in smokers or heavy drinkers, and most commonly people that do both. The typical appearance is a white plaque, called leukoplakia. If any concern, c dentist. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Board Certified, Periodontics
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Is it possible that bleeding gums and vomitting be related to my ovarian cysts or cervical polyp?

Is it possible that bleeding gums and vomitting be related to my ovarian cysts or cervical polyp?

Hormones: Hormonal changes could affect your gums and it is possible that an ovarian cyst could be producing those hormones. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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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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Dr. James Okamoto
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What are polyps, and why are they removed?

What are polyps, and why are they removed?

Benign growths: Polyps are benign growths, however they can sometimes mutate into cancer, and for that reason they are removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Do polyps "fall off" or take care of themselves without having them removed?

No: Polyps are attached; they don't fall off by themselves. They may not turn into cancers (most don't), but they won't go away unless removed. ...Read more

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