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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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Thyroid and allergy tests normal. Ct scan shows nasal polyps.Ent suggests operating but no other treatments explored. Need 2nd opinion or just do it?

Thyroid and allergy tests normal. Ct scan shows nasal polyps.Ent suggests operating but no other treatments explored. Need 2nd opinion or just do it?

Second opinion: There are several causes of nasal polyps including allergic fungal sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, and in patients with Aspirin "allergy" and asthma. It may help to see an allergist to attempt to identify these underlying conditions. Also, Prednisone is a strong steroid medication that may shrink nasal polyps without surgery. My opinion-always get second opinion before surgery. ...Read more

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What does a polyp feel like?

What does a polyp feel like?

Location ?: If in colon, most are w/o sensation... There fore dangerous to grow without knowledge of. If you are over 50, get your screening colonoscopy done. If you have a hx of family polyps follow your doc's screening advice. ...Read more

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What causes people to get polyps?

What causes people to get polyps?

Genes: There are a number of genes in the polyp formation cascade. As these genes get altered, polyps form. ...Read more

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What are polyps, and why are they removed?

What are polyps, and why are they removed?

Benign growths: Polyps are benign growths, however they can sometimes mutate into cancer, and for that reason they are removed. ...Read more

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What is a gingival polyp?

What is a gingival polyp?

Gingival polyp: is a growth that extends from a gingival mucous caused by minor trauma or irritation. The treatment is removal of the irritant and excision. See your dentist for consultation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are vocal cord polyps?

What are vocal cord polyps?

Growth in voice box: Vocal cord polyps are benign lesions that can occur either one or both sides of voice box. ...Read more

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What is gall blader polyps?

What is gall blader polyps?

Mucosal growth..: Abnormal mucosal overgrowth in side GB.

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more