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Doctor insights on: Surgical Options For Colon Polyp Removal

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Colon (Definition)

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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Husband seeing bright red blood and some clots after colon polyp removal today. He takes Plavix (clopidogrel) every day, but stopped taking it 4 days ago. ?

Husband seeing bright red blood and some clots after colon polyp removal today. He takes Plavix (clopidogrel) every day, but stopped taking it 4 days ago. ?

Very concerning: You need to call his endoscopist immediately or if unable to reach go to the nearest hospital ER ASAP!! He should not have restarted the Plavix (clopidogrel) yet. You must talk to the doctor who performed the procedure today!!!! ...Read more

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Is endoscopic mucosal resection for a flat difficult colon polyp more dangerous that traditional surgery to remove that section of the colon?

Is endoscopic mucosal resection for a flat difficult colon polyp more dangerous that traditional surgery to remove that section of the colon?

Polyp: Endoscpic mucosal resection is safe in the proper hands. It is an outpatient procedure and does not require general amesthesia, follow up dpends on histopathology. ...Read more

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Is it odd to have three colon polyps removed during the same procedure, or is multiple-polyp removal common?

Is it odd to have three colon polyps removed during the same procedure, or is multiple-polyp removal common?

No: It is not odd to have several polyps removed at the time of a colonoscopy. The intent is to remove all polyps found unless you happen to have familial polyposis in which case there may be thousands of polyps and obviously they can't all be removed. ...Read more

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Colonic mucosa within normal limits. pathology report on Polyp removal?

Colonic mucosa within normal limits. pathology report on Polyp removal?

Good news!: That sounds like the doctor saw something worrisome and then took a sample, but when they looked at the sample under the microscope it turned out that nothing was wrong. That's good news! I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Type of colon polyp that is fast growing?

Depends on size and: How fast it is growing. It could be cancer, so it probably should be removed. Consult with your GI specialist. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried about having a adenomatous colon polyp?

Have it removed...: You should have these removed. If totally removed and no evidence of cancer, no need to further worry about that polyp. Left alone, a percentage could grow into cancer over time, so best to remove. You should then be followed as per your doctor's and acs guidelines. ...Read more

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And what is the best treatment for colon polyp?

Removal: Colon polyps are precancerous...So they must be removed which can be done easily through a procedure called colonoscopy and polypectomy. ...Read more

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How long does it take a colon polyp to turn into cancer?

How long does it take a colon polyp to turn into cancer?

Depends: Fundamental rule once detected must be removed as soon as possible , if general condition permits, . Some polyps like villous adenomas already will have atypical changes or early cancer , if larger than 2 cm will have 40% chance, other types may take months to couple of years for malignant transformation , no one will wait and see. Early colon cancer is curable, removal of polyp will prevent ca. ...Read more

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I have a colon polyp, what are my chances of getting cancer?

Increased risk?: It is now accepted that adenomatous colon polyps under the right conditions will progress to cancer if present for 5-10 years. However not all polyps will turn into cancer as some will slough off if you have had hyperplastic polyps you risks are not increased. If you had adenomatous polyps then you are at increased risks and should be followed by doctor. ...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


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Polyp Removal (Definition)

In the colon , a polyp is cut off or removed during a special exam called a colonoscopy, for a sample for biopsy to look for cancer, and to remove it in case it is cancer. Cutting it off also reduces ...Read more