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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What does a polyp look like?

Typically like moles: Polyps can occur anywhere in the colon. Polyps vary in size and shape from flat, pancake-like lesions or on stalks like mushrooms. The polyps may be millimeters is size to centimeters. ...Read more

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What does a polyp feel like?

Location ?: If in colon, most are w/o sensation... There fore dangerous to grow without knowledge of. If you are over 50, get your screening colonoscopy done. If you have a hx of family polyps follow your doc's screening advice. ...Read more

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