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Doctor insights on: Surgical Removal Of Large Flat Colon Polyp

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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 a tubulularvillenous colon polyp that is 40mm considered big? What are the chances it could become malignant if not removed?

Is a tubulularvillenous colon polyp that is 40mm considered big?  What are the chances it could become malignant if not removed?

Should remove: You should get it it removed , 40 mm polyp is pretty big , due villous component will have higher incidence of cancer . Please get it removed if possible by endoscopy , speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a colon polyp more likely to grow fast if it's cancerous? I had a colonoscopy last year with no polyps, had a very large polyp removed today

Is a colon polyp more likely to grow fast if it's cancerous? I had a colonoscopy last year with no polyps, had a very large polyp removed  today

sort ofm: Since you were negative a year ago, you must have bled to warrant re-exam. Rapid growth is a sign of cancer. I note you do not use. 81 mg Aspirin that may inhibit polyp transformation and growth. ...Read more

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Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Not really: Not really the size of the polyp does not determined if it is cancer or not of course large polyp can do more damage and depend on location can cause obstruction and bleeding the histology of the polyp determined if it is malignant or pre malignant. ...Read more

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Had a large colon polyp removed and oral surgeon found radiopaque lesions in parotid glands. Related?

Had a large colon polyp removed and oral surgeon found radiopaque lesions in parotid glands.  Related?

No: Colon polyps are mucosal tissue overgrowth which are not radio graphically sensitive. On the other hand, radioopaque lesions in salivary glands are soft tissue calcification which could be secondary to salivary duct calcification to chronic gland infection. Both are not related. ...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

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


Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more