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Doctor insights on: Size Of Colon Polyps

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Dr. Sewa Legha Dr. Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
46 years in practice
Punjab University, Christian Medical College
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Colon polyps is 8mm size bad??

Colon polyps is 8mm size bad??

No, not so bad: This is a small polyp. I hope this has been sent to Pathologist for a microscopic examination. Why did you have the colonoscopy done at this time?? (it is usually done for some reason or for Cancer screening (but after age of 50 years).

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin Dr. Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
24 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Do colon polyps hurt?

Do colon polyps hurt?

No: Most colon polyps are painless unless they are so big they cause constipation. Also large colon polyps can transform to colon cancer.

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Dr. Sean O Donovan Dr. O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal
30 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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What are colon polyps?

What are colon polyps?

Abnormal gowths: Neoplasia is a general term to describe abnormal growth pattern, cancer-like, unregulated by normal bodily control systems. Some colon polyps are destined to become cancerous, some are not, so all polyps are usually removed when they are found so we can distinguish the difference under the microscope, not by appearance which can fool you.

Dr. Martin Tyson Dr. Tyson
Addiction Medicine
23 years in practice
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Dr. Allen Kamrava Dr. Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
11 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Are colon polyps dangerous?

Eh: Dangerous is a strong term Certain colon polyps are considered precursors to cancer. That is, if not removed, they have potential to become cancer.

Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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How fast do colon polyps grow?

How fast do colon polyps grow?

Varies: But tend to grow slowly & that is why colonoscopy surveillance is recommended every 5 years with risks or every 10 years if no colon cancer risk factors.

Dr. Eric Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
38 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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How fast can colon polyps grow?

How fast can colon polyps grow?

Relatively: Slowly. Usually from a single cell to a polyps the size of a pencil eraser takes 2-3 years, but there can be a wide degree of variability in both benign and malignant polyps.

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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How do you remove colon polyps?

How do you remove colon polyps?

By scope vs. Surgery: If your colon polyps are identified colonoscopically, they can be removed piecemeal by cold biopsy, or cauterized by wrapping a snare around the polyp & adding electricity. Even large polyps can be colonoscopically removed in their entirety by emr (endoscopic mucosal resection). Invasive adenomas, dysplastic polyps, & frank malignancies may require surgery (usually laparoscopic).

Dr. Carolyn Messere Dr. Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
18 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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How quickly do colon polyps grow?

How quickly do colon polyps grow?

Usually slowly: Polyps generally grow slowly, taking years to get big enough to be visible. However, there do seem to be some that are faster growing and more aggressive. I have certainly seen them show up in less than a year after a previous colonoscopy.

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Dr. Michael Zadeh Dr. Zadeh
Surgery
13 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Can colon polyps be easily removed?

Can colon polyps be easily removed?

Yes and No: Removal of colon polyps depend on their size. Smaller polyps with a narrow base can usually be removed easily at the time of colonoscopy. Larger polyps, and those with a broader base cannot be completely removed by colonoscopy at times, and may require colon resection.

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Dr. You Sung Sang Dr. Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
27 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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How fast fo colon polyps grow back?

How fast fo colon polyps grow back?

Not very: If completely removed, they should not come back at the same site. Polyps are slow growing - unless you have an inherited colon cancer syndrome. That is why is most cases we recommend coming back in 5 years for most people with colon polyps.

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Are there symptoms of colon polyps?

Are there symptoms of colon polyps?

Not typically: On occasion, polyps may infarct, twist on their stalk, bleed, or secrete (villous tumors of the rectum) with resulting "diarrhea." however, most polyps & colon cancers are identified (hopefully) before symptoms develop. Early detection at a smaller polyp size means higher cure rates, lower risk of malignant transformation or invasion, & improved survival before cancer develops. Get a colonoscopy!

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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What can u do to manage my colon polyps?

What can u do to manage my colon polyps?

Prevention is key: Once you have been identified as a person in whom adenomas (pre-cancerous polyps) develop: 1) first remove the polyps; 2) schedule surveillance to rule out new polyp development; 3) prevention by behavior & diet. Current recommendations for the latter include: use of daily low-dose aspirin, weight management, reduction of dietary animal fats, optimized fiber intake, calcium supplementation.

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen Dr. Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
35 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Does everyone show colon polyps symptoms?

NO they don't: Most people with colon polyps have no symptoms! That's why it is so important for people to get screened when appropriate. Generally when you are 50, and maybe sooner if there is a family history of colon polyps.

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Dr. Debashish Bose Dr. Bose
Surgery
15 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Are colon polyps considered to be neoplasic?

Yes, but...: ...Not always a cancer. Different types of polyps have varying risk of developing into cancer or harboring cancer already. Size also increases the risk.

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Dr. Vinod Shidham Dr. Shidham
Pathology
years in practice
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Is it common to have colon polyps at age 15?

Not common!: Not common, but can have different types of colon polyps. Most common would be juvenile polyp. But cases with family history of familial polyposis will have higher incidence of adenomatous polyps (tubular adenoma). In addition there are other rare types with various syndromes. For more scientific info visit- http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2657698/.

Dr. Raja Mudad Dr. Mudad
Internal Medicine - Oncology
28 years in practice
American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine
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Do all colon polyps need removed? If not why?

Do all colon polyps need removed? If not why?

Yes: All colon polyps need to be removed because they are the most common cause of colon cancer. Most cancers start in a polyp, that is why screening reduces the risk of colon cancer.

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Dr. Faysal Saab Dr. Saab
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
5 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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Is it common to have colon polyps in your 20's?

Possibly: We don't really know because most people don't get colonoscopies in their 20's. Most people start at age 50 for colon cancer screening. There are some inherited syndromes like Familial Polyposis that predispose someone to polyps, but they are exceedingly rare. The polyp should be biopsied to figure out what type it is, which will be very informative.

Dr. Joseph Mele Dr. Mele
Surgery - Plastics
28 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: colon polyps?

Colon polyps: 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 to rule out cancer.

Dr. Hector Gerardo Amaya Chinchilla Dr. Amaya Chinchilla
Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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I'm Asian am I more susceptible to getting colon polyps?

No: These are some predisposing factors for colon poliposis which is related to colon cancer: • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc, also known as lynch syndrome)  • familial adenomatous polyposis (fap)  • attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (afap)  • myh associated adenomatous polyposis (map)  • peutz-jeghers syndrome (pjs)  • familial juvenile polyposis coli (fjp).

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Colon Polyps (Definition)

Occurs when there is a growth on the lining of the colon (large intestine). Most polyps aren't serious, 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