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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

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 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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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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What are familial polyps?

What are familial polyps?

Genetic: A hereditary inherited polyposis syndrome. The polyps can become cancerous. Familial adenomatous polyposis requires surgery. ...Read more

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What are the signs of polyps?

What are the signs of polyps?

Polyps: Depending on location, usually they are asymptomatic & discovered by examination. If large polyps, they might cause pain, bleeding, obstruction, etc. , again depending on location. ...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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Can polyps fall off by themselves?

Can polyps fall off by themselves?

Sometimes yes!: On rare occasions, certain types of polyps will fall off by themselves- it's called autoamputation. This is more common with a type of polyp called juvenile polyp. However, most polyps need to be removed by endoscopists. ...Read more

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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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