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Is a rectal polyp hard? Can you feel it?

Is a rectal polyp hard? Can you feel it?

rectal polyp: Usually not hard. If something hard there, your should see a doctor to rule out cancer. ...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 percentage of rectal polyps become cancerous?

About 10%: It was felt that malignancies of bowel i.e. rectal polyps accumulate mutations to go from adenomatous polyps to malignant polyps to cancer it now appears that about 10% of such lesions will progress to cancer. In bowel adjacent to malignancy, most normal appearing mucosal cells produce cancer protein having undergone genotypic changes. These cells eventually lead to new Ca's. in bowel. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have rectal polyps or hemmoroids?

you cant.: It has to be examined by md preferably a surgeon and by looking inside with scope it can be determined. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy yesterday, removed four polyps,one of which had to be clip,how long dose the clip stay in?also not feeling 100% lot of rectal press.

It varies: endoclips usually stay on for about one week or so, however have seen clips stay in place longer. it is very small and is not known to interfere with bowel movements. to feel back to your baseline, drink plenty of fluids and try to expel gas by using simple techniques or even simethicone as needed ...Read more

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I was wondering is a 5mm adenocarcinoma (pre-cancerous rectal polyp) cause for immediate concern?

I was wondering is a 5mm adenocarcinoma (pre-cancerous rectal polyp) cause for immediate concern?

Clarify: Adenocarcinoma is not precancerous, it is cancer. 5 mm is pretty small, which makes it sound like a polyp (not adenocarcinoma). If that was the case (maybe called a tubular adenoma?) , there should be nothing to worry about. Adenocarcinoma in the colon/rectum implies invasion deeper into the colon. Please clarify the results of your biopsy with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which tests are considered "routine" when trying to diagnose rectal and anal problems? I have had a colonoscopy , i had a few polyps and inter.Hemmorh

Which tests are considered "routine" when trying to diagnose rectal and anal problems? I have had a colonoscopy , i had a few polyps and inter.Hemmorh

Colonoscopy is it!: For common rectal or anal problems such as rectal bleeding or pain, a full colonoscopy is commonly "routine" at age 53. Depending upon the symptoms, a simple anoscopy or rigid or flexible sigmoidoscopy might be recommended. Importantly' rectal bleeding should never be attributed to hemorrhoids without an endoscopic exam to document hemorrhoids or, more importantly, rule out a malignancy. ...Read more

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My sister is 5 yrs older than me. last year she had to have rectal polyps removed. what are the chances I should have this done as well. I am experiencing the same issues she was having at the time. She has since been diagnosed with IBS. I get horrib

My sister is 5 yrs older than me.  last year she had to have rectal polyps removed.  what are the chances I should have this done as well.  I am experiencing the same issues she was having at the time.  She has since been diagnosed with IBS.  I get horrib

Colon polyps.: If your sister's colon polyps were the precancerous type, called adenomatous polyps, then you should have a colonoscopy now rather than waiting until age 50. They do run in families, and removing them before they can become cancer can be life-saving. I would see a gastroenterologist immediately. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a doctor feel polyps doing a rectal exam?

Please tell me, could a doctor feel polyps doing a rectal exam?

Polyps: Polyps are not frequently found during a rectal exam because they are higher up in the colon and/or rectum and not able to be felt with the examiner's finger. ...Read more

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Is colo-rectal cancer caused by generic defect leading to polyps?

Is colo-rectal cancer caused by generic defect leading to polyps?

Can be: A genetic disorder, adenomatous polyposis coli (apc) is an inherited abnormality and people who inherit it, develop multiple polyps in colon and almost invariably develop colon cancer. Only a very small proportion of the colon cancers are due to apc gene. ...Read more

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Heavy rectal bleeding for almost 3 weeks 3-4 x a day. Colonoscopy 10/28/13 no polyps etc. Any idea? I'm beyond worried

Heavy rectal bleeding for almost 3 weeks 3-4 x a day. Colonoscopy 10/28/13 no polyps etc. Any idea? I'm beyond worried

You are young: It is hard to imagine what could be bleeding in your colon, at your age and not seen by colonoscopy. The only thing i could think of is av malformation since they can't be seen once decompressed from bleeding. You have to discuss it further with your doctor and your gastroenterologist as to what it could be. Good luck. ...Read more

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