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I have a colon polyp that needs to be removed surgically what is the process?

I have a colon polyp that needs to be removed surgically what is the process?

Your doctor will exp: I am sure your doctor would be happy to explain. Surgical removal means an operation to remove the polyp. There are two types of operation: open surgery or laparoscopic surgery (this one is a mini operation with smaller cuts as compared to open surgery which is a bigger cut). But talk it over with your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Is a tubulularvillenous colon polyp that is 40mm considered big? What are the chances it could become malignant if not removed?

Is a tubulularvillenous colon polyp that is 40mm considered big? What are the chances it could become malignant if not removed?

Should remove: You should get it it removed, 40 mm polyp is pretty big, due villous component will have higher incidence of cancer. Please get it removed if possible by endoscopy, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is a colon polyp more likely to grow fast if it's cancerous? I had a colonoscopy last year with no polyps, had a very large polyp removed today

Is a colon polyp more likely to grow fast if it's cancerous? I had a colonoscopy last year with no polyps, had a very large polyp removed today

Sort ofm: Since you were negative a year ago, you must have bled to warrant re-exam. Rapid growth is a sign of cancer. I note you do not use. 81 mg Aspirin that may inhibit polyp transformation and growth. ...Read more

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A ascending colon polyp worse then anywhere else in the colon. How can I prevent more. High grade removed in may, surgically. When do I need next scope?

A ascending colon polyp worse then anywhere else in the colon. How can I prevent more. High grade removed in may, surgically. When do I need next scope?

Not sure of your: Question but a precancerous polyp regardless of the location in the colon is concern for futue polyp/cancer development especially if high grade dysplasia was present. Follow your surgeon's or GI doctors advice on follow up colonoscopy, but I usually recommend a colonoscopy 1 year after surgery. ...Read more

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Mild discomfort in the abdomen after having a tranverse colon polyp removed and clamped? Is this normal. Dr said no mri's for 6 weeks cuz of the clamp

Mild discomfort in the abdomen after having a tranverse colon polyp removed and clamped? Is this normal. Dr said no mri's for 6 weeks cuz of the clamp

Maybe: When was your polyp removed? The polyp removal will not cause pain. The air from the colonoscopy will, but that should resolved within the 6 to 12 hours after the procedure. If your pain worsens, see your doctor or go to the ED. If you have any bleeding - Go to the ED. ...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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A 5mm t1 nodule was removed from my terminal ileum & other colonic polyps were found. Dr said either lymphoid follicles or carcinoid? Please explain.

A 5mm t1 nodule was removed from my terminal ileum & other colonic polyps were found. Dr said either lymphoid follicles or carcinoid? Please explain.

Entirely different: You have to wait for final report, don't worry for a pathologist it is as easy as distinguishing an apple from orange. Lymphoid follicles are normal lymph tissue common at that site. Rare carcinoid tumors from neuroendocrine cells (nerve cell) produce systemic symptoms due to histamine & serotonin secretion, if it is you are lucky found it very early stage, you will be fine follow with doctor. ...Read more

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How quickly can a colon polyp grow?

How quickly can a colon polyp grow?

Some grow quickly.: I personally have a family history of colon cancer and had a normal colonoscopy only 2 years before I had a bleeding episode discovered to be from a cancer from a polyp in my cecum. 2 years is a short time to go from no sign of anything to developing a polyp, to having it become a cancer. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

Colon Polyp: A polyp in the colon is not a disease. A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms unless they get big. They are removed at colonoscopy to make sure they are not pre-cancerous. You are more likely to get them if you eat fatty foods, smoke, drink alcohol, don't exercise, or obese. ...Read more

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Type of colon polyp that is fast growing?

Type of colon polyp that is fast growing?

Depends on size and: How fast it is growing. It could be cancer, so it probably should be removed. Consult with your GI specialist. ...Read more

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Can removing a colon polyp 2-3 CM in size hurt?

Can removing a colon polyp 2-3 CM in size hurt?

You'll get Medicated: You'll be anesthetized, whether the polyp is removed through the scope or through a surgical procedure. Most importantly, it needs to come out, be tested, and you be treated effectively based on the results. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be concerned about a colon polyp?

Do you think I should be concerned about a colon polyp?

NO: If you remove it and follow your doctor's advice ...Read more

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What is the difference between a colon polyp and a colon lesion?

Small: A colon polyp is usually benign and on a stalk. A lesion implies a growth in the colon such as a tumor. ...Read more

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And what is the best treatment for colon polyp?

Removal: Colon polyps are precancerous...So they must be removed which can be done easily through a procedure called colonoscopy and polypectomy. ...Read more

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I have a colon polyp, what are my chances of getting cancer?

Increased risk?: It is now accepted that adenomatous colon polyps under the right conditions will progress to cancer if present for 5-10 years. However not all polyps will turn into cancer as some will slough off if you have had hyperplastic polyps you risks are not increased. If you had adenomatous polyps then you are at increased risks and should be followed by doctor. ...Read more

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What is a adenomatous colon polyp.?

What is a adenomatous colon polyp.?

Pre-cancerous: As opposed to a hyperplastic polyp, an adenomatous polyp is the type of growth in your colon that can become cancerous over time. Variants such as villous or tubulo-villous adenomas may also describe this type of polyp. If you have these removed at colonoscopy, you will require surveillance on a regular basis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a colon polyp to become cancerous?

How long does it take for a colon polyp to become cancerous?

Varies: Some colon polyps are cancer from the start and others are precancerous and if not removed can become malignant. All polyps found at colonoscopy should be removed and you should have reasonable follow up colonoscopies for recurrences of polyps at a reasonable interval. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried about having a adenomatous colon polyp?

Have it removed...: You should have these removed. If totally removed and no evidence of cancer, no need to further worry about that polyp. Left alone, a percentage could grow into cancer over time, so best to remove. You should then be followed as per your doctor's and acs guidelines. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a benign colon polyp and an adenomatous colon polyp?

Sort of the same: An adenomatous polyp is not cancer so by definition is "benign" although it harbors the potential of becoming malignant with time. Not all benign polyps are adenomatous. Some are just plain polyps with little or no malignant potential. So, adenomatous polyps are benign but not all benign polyps are adenomatous. ...Read more

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How long does it take a colon polyp to turn into cancer?

Depends: Fundamental rule once detected must be removed as soon as possible, if general condition permits, . Some polyps like villous adenomas already will have atypical changes or early cancer, if larger than 2 cm will have 40% chance, other types may take months to couple of years for malignant transformation, no one will wait and see. Early colon cancer is curable, removal of polyp will prevent ca. ...Read more

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Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Not really: Not really the size of the polyp does not determined if it is cancer or not of course large polyp can do more damage and depend on location can cause obstruction
and bleeding the histology of the polyp determined if it is malignant or pre malignant. ...Read more

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Can a colon polyp cause the same symptoms as colon cancer?

Yes and no: They can both cause blood per rectum. They can both be asymptomatic.

Advanced colon cancer behaves differently than a polyp, however. If you are having these questions, speak with a doctor. ...Read more

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How long would adenomatous colon polyp take to turn into cancer?

How long would adenomatous colon polyp take to turn into cancer?

YEARS: In general 8 to 10 years. This is known as the adenoma to carcinoma sequence. This is why screening colonoscopy is recommended every 10 years to look for polyps. ...Read more

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Is a tubular adenoma colon polyp associated with lynch syndrome?

Is a tubular adenoma colon polyp associated with lynch syndrome?

Not really: Lynch syndrome is an inherited disease that will cause polyps that will led to camper
Tubular adenoidal is a condition cam happen with or without lynch syndrome ...Read more

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Is 5year old child with colon polyp vulnerable to cancer especially if he don't have any family history?

Is 5year old child with colon polyp vulnerable to cancer especially if he don't have any family history?

Hard to tell: Intestinal polyps are very variable and some increase your risk of cancer while some are benign. It is best to maintain follow up with your gastroenetrologist for a clarification of the nature of your sons's polyps, the doctors recommendation on the need for removal and your son's risk of intestinal cancer. It is reassuring that you do not know of a family history of GI polyps or cancer. ...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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more