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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?

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

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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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.

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

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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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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 more

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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! ...Read more

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Are Gastric Fundic Polyps that are induced by PPI's considered/classified as "sporadic"?

Are Gastric Fundic Polyps that are induced by PPI's considered/classified as "sporadic"?

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

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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?

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?

Fundic gland polyps: these types of polyps in the fundus of the stomach are of no real concern. They do not increase the chances of cancer. They are not a reason to stop your Prilosec, if you need it. Your endoscopist will be able to follow up with you concerning them. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of uterine polyps?

What are symptoms of uterine polyps?

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

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Dad had tubular adenoma polyp removed at age 40. Heridatry? Symptoms of this?

Dad had tubular adenoma polyp removed at age 40. Heridatry? Symptoms of this?

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 more

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