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Symptoms Of Fundic Gland Polyp
Are PPI induced Fundic gland polyps dangerous? If I stop taking PPI's I have heard it can regress. Does this mean it goes away completely?
Not dangerous.: Fundic gland polyps are not dangerous. They may regress in size if PPI's were stopped, but I would not recommend stopping your PPI unless your doctor agrees. I would discuss this with whatever doctor discovered the polyps. Good luck. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can fundic gland polyps turn into cancer? I have many in my stomach 3-6mm cause by long term use of Prilosec. Should I stop taking it.
Not clear : that is a good question. At present time we do not have evidence of this although some studies have suggested possible relationship with stomach cancer, but I would not stop sur to the finding of polyps. If you are taking for reflux why not consider an anti reflux procedure? ...Read more
I just had a large polyp removed, sent for biopsy.Oral surgeon is sending me for a CT due to radiopaque lesions in parotid glands. Are they related?
More info needed: Where was the polyp removed from? It it was removed in close proximity on the same side of the parotid gland then maybe. The polyp may be unrelated to the parotid finding which may be a salivary stone that is easily treatable. However more information is needed. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! ...Read more
Not the same: Both the sporadic and PPI-related types of fundic gland polyps have an extremely low malignant potential. The PPI-related lesions may regress once use of the PPI is discontinued. Larger polyps (>1 cm) should be removed endoscopically, and if the patient is taking a PPI, discontinuation of the PPI should be considered. A polyp d/t familial polyposis carries a defined 30% to 50% risk of death ...Read more
Upper endo found lots 3-6mm Gastric Fundic Polyps, on Prilosec years, read PPI cause of them, should I stop, how to step down off it?
can be asymptomatic: It's possible to have uterine polyps without signs or symptoms. Symptoms include: irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding between menstrual periods, excessively heavy menstrual periods, vaginal bleeding after menopause, and infertility. To diagnose: uterine ultrasound, and biopsy or currettage with biopsy. Thank you for question. ...Read more
Premalignant: Tubular adenomas can give rise to cancer if left in place, and having had one is a marker that he may get more. This does tend to run in the family. You'd do well to get occasional colonoscopies as health maintenance for yoruself. He should also continue to be checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is cervical polyps and what are the symptoms and causes?And how is it treated? I have infrequent bleeding and i think I have cervical polyps!
Removal: Cerivcal polyps are almost always benign, but we still recommend their removal. They are easy for a gynecologist to remove, so be sure to see a doctor so the polyp can be sent to a pathologist and confirm the bleeding isn't pre-cancer or cancer. The symptoms are most commonly bleeding after intercourse, or heavy bleeding or intermittant breakthrough bleeding. We don't know why they form. ...Read more
I had dnc's in '04, '08, '12 for polyp removal. Symptoms again. Is another dnc the answer? Should i get a second opinion? An i at risk for adhesions?
Up to you: First you discuss with your doctor , will explain the reason , and alternative treatments if you are not satisfied , yes take a second opinion , you will be surprised your own doctor will help you ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Hoarseness: Hoarse voice can have many causes. At time it can persist after a cold. If hoarseness persists or last longer than 2-3 months then you should see your doctor to determine if there are other causes. Common causes of hoarseness may include allergy, acid reflux, voice abuse. If you are a voice professional (singer, frequent speaker) or smoker then ENT evaluation is essential. ...Read more
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