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2 months ago I had an endoscopy and stomach polyp biopsy. I never had reflux symptoms before procedure and now is very bad. Is this is common?

2 months ago I had an endoscopy and stomach polyp biopsy. I never had reflux symptoms before procedure and now is very bad. Is this is common?

No: Endoscopy should not have caused reflux if it went without complications. Polyp biopsy should not have caused it either. Go back to the doc who did and discuss this with him to make sure everything went well during the procedure and what to do next.

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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During a ultra sound scan in my abdomen I was diagnosed with all normal but my gallbladder has multiple polyps less than. 5 CM. Surgery needed?

During a ultra sound scan in my abdomen I was diagnosed with all normal but my gallbladder has multiple polyps less than. 5 CM. Surgery needed?

Depends on: Your symptoms. Gallbladder polyps usually consist of cholesterol, and can be precursors of gallstones. These polyps, and even stones, can be asymptomatic, in which case you probably will not benefit from cholecystectomy if you are otherwise healthy. Follow your doctor's advice.

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Gastro doc wants me to considerweight loss surgery. I'm 280, little reflux, many benign stomach polyps. I'm scared. Any advice? Rather loss naturally

Gastro doc wants me to considerweight loss surgery. I'm 280, little reflux, many benign stomach polyps. I'm scared. Any advice? Rather loss naturally

Natural loss is best: Weight reduction surgery is a choice of last resort. If you can do it with your own efforts, that is the best way to control weight. Yet it is difficult and requires determination and firm, discipline in controlling your food eating habits. In other words it is a disease of the behavior.....so you have to change your behavior in terms of eating less and moving /exercise more and stick to it daily.

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Endoscopy done, multiple sessile polyps 3-6cm in size in entire stomach. Does this require surgery? Sessile mean cancer?

Do U mean mm not cm?: Multiple diminutive to small sessile polyps of the stomach, as may often be seen with prolonged use of acid suppression therapy, are typically glandular & therefore of little clinical concern. However, if your multiple polyps are 3-6 centimeters in size, then they R very concerning--please check with your diagnosing physician as to the histology of these sizable lesions & his/her recommendations.

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Do benign fundic gland polyps turn to cancer? Many in stomach 3-6mm, should I have surgery to remove or stop Prilosec Grandpa died from stomach cancer

Do benign fundic gland polyps turn to cancer? Many in stomach 3-6mm, should I have surgery to remove or stop Prilosec Grandpa died from stomach cancer

No: These type of polyps do not turn to cancer. That doesn't mean the cancer couldn't develop. Just the fact that your grandfather had stomach cancer does not pose a great risk to you most likely. Follow the recommendations of the doctor that did the endoscopy. If you're worried, you could always have the study Repeated In five years or so. Hope this helps!

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Antral erosion with (mild) congestive gastropathy with gastric polyp with erosive duodinitis (polypectomy done) explanation, advice and diet please.

Antral erosion with (mild) congestive gastropathy with gastric polyp with erosive duodinitis (polypectomy done) explanation, advice and diet please.

Wow: We have only 400 characters here, answering your question minimally would require a lot more. Explanation and diet is not possible here; but advice is ok : ask your dr with the studies in front of you.

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I had a colonoscopy and egd done 4 days ago, is it normal to still feel bloated abd nausea? They removed a gastric polyp

Yes: While performing the endoscopic exam AIR is introduced to dilate and then properly observe the lining of your upper gastrointestinal tract! It takes a while for this gas to pass! 4 days is absolutely normal. A week maximal after that consult with the endoscopist! Hope this helps! Dr Z

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What are risks in a surgery for sphenoid polyp?

What are risks in a surgery for sphenoid polyp?

Significant: If the polyp in the sphenoid sinus is asymptomatic, follow it semi-annually. The risks of sphenoid sinus surgery are related to the anatomical landmarks. Superiorly, the pituitary gland, and laterally, the optic nerve and the carotid artery. A well trained ENT doctor knows the anatomy of the sphenoid sinus and will take great care to avoid these areas.

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How permanently successful is surgery for sinus polyps?

How permanently successful is surgery for sinus polyps?

Polyps may grow back: You should evaluate your reasons for removal. Obstructing polyps may grow back, but if the polyps are symptomatic, removal can be worthwhile. Asymptomatic polyps may grow back and allergic symptoms may worsen after removal.

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What's invovled with nasal polyp removal surgery?

What's invovled with nasal polyp removal surgery?

Endoscopic surgery: This is usally an out-patient surgery done using endoscopes. Many times image guided surgery (gps for the sinuses) is used to prevent complications.

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Can balloon surgery be performed for nasal polyps?

Can balloon surgery be performed for nasal polyps?

Not to cure them: Balloon sinuplasty is a nice way of opening blocked sinuses. Polyp disease is not an issue of blocked sinuses the way pain or recurrent infection might be. Polyps are from nasal and sinus inflammation. The balloon procedure won't stop your particular nose from being inflamed. Removing the polyps and opening the sinuses combined with medication, oral and intranasal, long term is the best treatment.

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Endoscopic surgery - what is involved in removing nasal polyp?

Endoscopic surgery - what is involved in removing nasal polyp?

Polyps: Usually removed using a microdebrider. It is a a small device that clips a tiny amount of tissue and suctions it away. Polyps can bleed a lot and packing is often needed. Also, polyps have a tendency to come back.

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Nasal polyp removal surgery - is it an easy or painful procedure?

Nasal polyp removal surgery - is it an easy or painful procedure?

Not usually painful: Nasal polyp surgery today is either performed with an endoscope or a microscope. Depending on the surgeon's experience and training, almost all the nasal and sinus inflammation can be removed. However, you should know that this is a genetic disease and recurrences are common. The nose is frequently packed for a few days. Pain is moderate but pressure in the face may be significant.

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Is it safe to remove nasal polyps both sides through endoscopy surgery?

Is it safe to remove nasal polyps both sides through endoscopy surgery?

Yes: A well trained ENT doctor, with a thorough knowledge of the 3-dimentional anatomy of the paranasal sinuses, should be able to remove your polyps with endoscopic control. Remember, the surgeons MUST explain the potential risks associated with this surgery.

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Besides surgery, what could be done for nasal polyps in a 16 year old girl? What could potentially cause this?

Besides surgery, what could be done for nasal polyps in a 16 year old girl? What could potentially cause this?

Depending on severit: If the polyps are very severe surgery may be the best option. Nasal steroid sprays may also be helpful if the polyps are not too severe. Oral steroids have been used temporarily some times successfully, but should be used only short term and only if other methods are not in order. The polyps come from the lining of the sinuses. The mucosa becomes thickened and hypertrophied.

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What happens to the packing a surgeon inserts after rectal polyps are removed? Should I the patient remove it a day or two after surgery

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What happens to the packing a surgeon inserts after rectal polyps are removed? Should I the patient remove it a day or two after surgery

Ask your surgeon: I assume you had drainage of an abscess with packing. This shouldn't stay in more than a day or two as it interferes with drainage. Some surgeons pack to stop bleeding and this should only be needed overnight. Some surgeons don't pack at all and just put a dressing over the surface (this is less painful). Again, ask your surgeon as he/she knows why it was placed.

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