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What does a polyp look like?

What does a polyp look like?

Typically like moles: Polyps can occur anywhere in the colon. Polyps vary in size and shape from flat, pancake-like lesions or on stalks like mushrooms. The polyps may be millimeters is size to centimeters. ...Read more

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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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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 does a polyp in the anus feel like?

What does a polyp in the anus feel like?

Unless it: Is very large or protrudes out the anus when defecating you should not be able to feel an ano/rectal polyp. Do not use your finger but if concerned have an exam by your doctor or a specialist. ...Read more

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Wat does a polyp in ur cervix look like?

Wat does a polyp in ur cervix look like?

Lots of variation: Polyps can have a variable appearance. Most are red and fleshy. Do a google search with terms "cervical polyp", then limit to "images". You'll see plenty of photos. ...Read more

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I am 55. Haven't had period in 14 months and just started yesterday. I know it's not normal but if it's a polyp or tumor would it be like period?

I am 55. Haven't had period in 14 months and just started yesterday.  I know it's not normal but if it's a polyp or tumor would it  be like period?

Perimenopausal: It could still be your menstrual cycle stopping, as menopause can sometimes have periods return as you go through the change. Since it has been 14 months since your last real period though, it is recommended for you to see a gyn dr. And get an evaluation. A pelvic ultrasound would help diagnose any fibroids, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy at 42 & polyps, 2 were removed, no cancer. I am 52 so do I need to get another since it's been 10yrs, like soon? Having no problems.

Had a colonoscopy at 42 & polyps, 2 were removed, no cancer. I am 52 so do I need to get another since it's been 10yrs, like soon? Having no problems.

Colonoscopy/Polyps: If you had a colonoscopy 10 years ago and you did have colon polyps then, you should have another surveillance colonoscopy even though you are without symptoms. Colorectal cancer is a silent disease. You might not have any symptoms however, once you started noticed symptoms, it might be too far advance, which is why we have surveillance program and preventive measures. ...Read more

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