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Does the small intestine also get polyps and cancers like the colon does?

Does the small intestine also get polyps and cancers like the colon does?

Yes less frequently: Yes less frequently than colon, early detection is difficult due to location, some of them have genetic etiology. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What to do if precancerous polyp in the upper small intestine?

What to do if precancerous polyp in the upper small intestine?

Remove: precancerous polyp means that lesion has been identified by a scope and biopsied. Precancerous polyps will almost always lead to malignancy and many of these SB lesions do not have stalks and require area of bowel resection to remove. One should be sure there is no genetic disposition such as Gardners syndrome where there is a familial history and other lesion such as desmoids and more polyps ...Read more

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Previously diagnosed with hyperplastic polyps but second GI found polyps in the small intestine. Should I be worried? Need help

Previously diagnosed with hyperplastic polyps but second GI found polyps in the small intestine.  Should I be worried? Need help

It depends...: ...on: 1) what the histology was of the small bowel polyps; 2) whether there is a strong family history of gastrointestinal cancer; 3) how your small bowel polyps were treated; 4) what other tests may be planned/recommended to you based on your findings. ...Read more

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I have an adenomatous polyp on the valve between the large and small intestines in a fold. Biopsy showed not cancer. What is the best way to remove it?

I have an adenomatous polyp on the valve between the large and small intestines in a fold. Biopsy showed not cancer. What is the best way to remove it?

Excesion: Excision and complete removal of the adenomatous tissue is considered the treatment of choice. There are several techniques for polyp removal; biopsy forceps, snare excision, fulguration and piecemeal excision of large polyps. The procedure depends of the location, surgery, laparotomy, Laparoscopy, sigmoidoscopy. The use of NSAD has been shown to significantly reduce the size and number . ...Read more

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Gastric polyps caused iron anemia deficiency. How can I cure this diagnosis? Doc prescribed F.Sulfate 325mg. Lesions in small intestine. I am worried

Gastric polyps caused iron anemia deficiency. How can I cure this diagnosis? Doc prescribed F.Sulfate 325mg. Lesions in small intestine. I am worried

Ask GI MD: The ferrous sulfate will treat the iron deficiency, but you need to ask your GI MD what you can do for your polyps. If they are bleeding, they may need to be removed or treated specifically. Good luck. ...Read more

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Precancerous polyps were found in my intestines in December then a large 15 mm one in was found inJuly, When should i have another colonoscopy?

Precancerous polyps were found in my intestines in December then a large 15 mm one in was found inJuly, When should i have another colonoscopy?

More frequently: than normal people who do not have polyps . You already know polyps are precancerous ,You need to be watched closely . Your doctor will advise you when will be the next one , based on histology , Speak to your doctor if you need in 6 months or a year later . ...Read more

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What is the mechanism by which polyps form in the intestine?

What is the mechanism by which polyps form in the intestine?

Neoplasia: Polyps commonly occur in the colon and are a precursor to cancer. Briefly, polyps form because cell growth in an area exceeds the loss of cells. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/colonicpolyps.html. ...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


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Small Intestine (Definition)

The small intestine is the intestinal tract that lies between the stomach and the colon. It is involved in digesting and absorbing most of the nutrients we need ...Read more