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Doctor insights on: Serrated Adenoma Colon Polyps

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I am only 26 had a colonoscopy that showed a sessile serrated adenoma- how can this be?! i don't smoke/drink no colon ca in history now im really scared

I am only 26 had a colonoscopy that showed a  sessile serrated adenoma- how can this be?! i don't smoke/drink no colon ca in history now im really scared

Don't be scared: Since it was a benign polyp and you don't have a strong family history, you just need to follow your colonoscopist's recommended surveillance interval for your next colonoscopy. You are in good hands now that you have affiliated yourself with an endoscopist. Good luck! ...Read more

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The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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0.7x0.4x0.2cm sessile serrated adenoma found in me acending colon (27 yr f) im so scared no history CA in family, don't smoke, chances of me getting cancer?

0.7x0.4x0.2cm sessile serrated adenoma found in me acending colon (27 yr f) im so scared no history CA in family, don't smoke, chances of me getting cancer?

Low: You need another colonoscopy in 5 years based on the size and type of adenoma you describe, to make sure others do not develop that are larger or different in type. Not smoking and no family history are great factors in your favor. ...Read more

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27/f constipation no family of colon ca had chronic constipation colonoscopy done showed sessile serrated adenoma so scared! why? Am i going to get ca

27/f constipation no family of colon ca had chronic constipation colonoscopy done showed sessile serrated adenoma so scared! why? Am i going to get ca

Not anymore: Polyps are benign if removed early like you have done. Only if you neglect them and let them grow, they can change into cancer. You should be fine, but your doctor would likely advise you to have repeat colonoscopy every 5 years or at least every 10 years because there is small risk of developing new polyps . But there is no reason to worry about cancer as long as you are having colonoscopy as advi. ...Read more

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I had a 0.7x0.4x0.2 sessile serrated adenoma removed from my acending colon last year- I am only 27 no history of cancer in family. How often should I get colonoscopies- i also have chronic constipation?

I had a 0.7x0.4x0.2 sessile serrated adenoma removed from my acending colon last year- I am only 27 no history of cancer in family. How often should I get colonoscopies- i also have chronic constipation?

Add fiber: The doctor who did your scope should have suggested time for next c-scope. I would say no longer than 3 yrs. Increase fiber in your diet -add daily dose of metamucil or equivalent. Keep hydrated. This will help. ...Read more

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I am highly susceptible to colon polyps & at 30 had a hgd adenoma removed, is a high or low fibre diet best for me to reduce frequency of the polyps?

I am highly susceptible to colon polyps & at 30 had a hgd adenoma removed, is a high or low fibre diet best for me to reduce frequency of the polyps?

More complex...: Than that. In general, high fiber diet (not simply bran or fiber supplements) may be helpful ( conflicting data). Adequate calcium, especially from dairy (low fat/no fat) may be helpful. Low sat fat (low meat, especially processed/sausage type) may be helpful. Aspirin or nsaids may be helpful. Need to discuss your particulars, including fam hx, polyp hx, w/ md. Follow surveillance scopes. ...Read more

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In my 30s.Eat healthy diet,normal weight,exercise.Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last 2 colonoscopies? 4 benign,1 tubular adenoma.Common?

In my 30s.Eat healthy diet,normal weight,exercise.Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last 2 colonoscopies? 4 benign,1 tubular adenoma.Common?

Follow-up care: Colon polyps are not normal, but it is good that you had colonoscopy to have these removed. Do you have family history of colon cancer? Even if you do not, do follow your doctor's advice for follow-up colonoscopy at no more than five years from now. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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In my 30s. Eat healthy diet and exercise. Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last to colonoscopies? All benign. 1 tubular adenoma. Risk?

In my 30s. Eat healthy diet and exercise. Have had 5 colon polyps removed between my last to colonoscopies? All benign. 1 tubular adenoma. Risk?

Real risk: Your diet and exercise have little or no impact on your likelihood of developing colon cancer, but are very much worth doing for their own sake, for the fitness satisfaction, and other health benefits. This is mostly about your genes and dumb luck. You'll want to be 'scoped fairly often and little lesions removed promptly to reduce your risk greatly. ...Read more

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What factors should drive treatment choices to address adenomatous colon polyps?

What factors should drive treatment choices to address adenomatous colon polyps?

Size, pathology: All adenomatous polyps should be removed. If they are too large to remove endoscopically, then surgery is usually warranted. If the polyp is removed completed on colonoscopy, but has a suspicious or worrisome pathology, then surgery is sometimes required to complete the resection. However, if the pathology is benign, then usually no further treatment is needed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colonic polyps and adenomatous polyps?

What is the difference between colonic polyps and adenomatous polyps?

Interchangable terms: Colon polyps is a more general term referring to location (the colon). You can have polyps anywhere in the GI tract. An adenoma refers to a specific type of cell type. Specifically, glandular tissue. Importantly, adenomatous polyps have the possibility of progressing to a cancer, and can be thought of as precancerous removing the entire polyp can go a long way to decreasing progression to cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Colon Polyps (Definition)

A colon polyp is a growth on the lining of the colon (large intestine). Most polyps are benigh, but some are cancerous and some can become cancerous. They are a common finding on colonoscopy, and are frequently biopsied (removed) during colonoscopy ...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