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What is the difference between a polyp and a tumor in the colon?

What is the difference between a polyp and a tumor in the colon?

Different types: A polyp is a cluster of cells usually on a stalk representing transforming cells that may convert to Ca. A colon tumor is a area of bowel with malignant cells forming a discrete mass that can spread. Originally thought all Ca's of colon arose from polyps but now found that there is a transforming field effect in bowel where certain sites become polyps, not all converting and other sites, Cancer ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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What is a "fold" in the colon?

What is a "fold" in the colon?

Inner lining: The inner lining of the colon is sometimes thicker in some places than others and seems to make a ' fold'. This is a normal part of colon anatomy. ...Read more

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

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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What is the remedy for polyp in the kidney?

What is the remedy for polyp in the kidney?

Sometimes nothing: I'm thinking that you are referring to a renal cyst. The treatment for this is sometimes nothing, if it is an isolated cyst and your renal function is normal. I would think monitoring kidney function and occasional ultrasounds would be reasonable. Talk with the doc that ordered the test originally and see what they say. ...Read more

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Is a polyp in the gallbladder the same as one in the colon?

Is a polyp in the gallbladder the same as one in the colon?

Location: concepts are same , polyps ( adenomas ) if left alone with increase of size of 2 cm or more most likely transform to adeno-carcinomas . ( cancers ) Same in gall bladder , if size is increasing during observation, removal of gall bladder is a better option. ...Read more

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What is done for a stone in the intestine?

What is done for a stone in the intestine?

Gallstone Ileus?: Hmm...I might be guessing a bit here...Are you referring to a gallstone in the intestinal tract? Very, very rarely, the gallbladder can rupture and then erode into a loop of intestine; this is called a cholecystenteric fistula. Gallstones within the gb can then enter the intestine and cause a small bowel obstruction, typically at the junction of the small and large bowel. ...Read more

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Please tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Please tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Very rare: Cysts of the colon are extremely rare. Most when found are in the mesentery or supportive structure of the bowel. in even rarer instances as with polyps detected by colonoscopy, lymphatic cysts that have developed and appear in region where polyps found are removed by colonoscopy. They are rare, benign and reportable when found. ...Read more

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How much of the colon is examined during a colonoscopy?

How much of the colon is examined during a colonoscopy?

All of it!: The intention with colonoscopy is to examine the entire length of the colon. Sometimes due to tortuosity (or twisty-ness), it is difficult or impossible to see the entire colon. Other ways to evaluate the colon include virtual colonoscopy and barium enema. The advantage of colonoscopy is if anything is found, it can be biopsied or removed often times right away. ...Read more

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What is the reason for bleeding in the large intestine?

What is the reason for bleeding in the large intestine?

Variable: Various reasons of colon bleeding can be: vascular malformations, diverticulosis, tumors or polyps, colon cancer, hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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My mom has a redundant colon- is that usually found in the ascending or descending part of the colon?

My mom has a redundant colon- is that usually found in the ascending or descending part of the colon?

Anywhere: Redundant colon can be anywhere. Usually you have about 6 feet of colon. Redundant colon is just more than 6 feet, like 7 or 8 feet. Most common I have seen has been transverse colon, then descending colon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what the name of the disease is for benign cysts found in the colon during a colonoscopy?

Polyps: colon polyps, there are many types, most of them benign. Some are called hyperplastic polyps (completely benign), others are tubular adenomas (pre-cancerous), etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference of a polyp and a carceniid tumor ?

What is the difference of a polyp and a carceniid tumor ?

More severe : Colon polyps are common. Most are benign getting regular screening colonoscopy and having them removed can actually prevent cancer. Polyps arrise from the lining of the colon. Carcinoid tumors arrise from the apud cells of the gut. Carcinoids can secrete hormones. Although carcinoids are slow growing, they are malignant and require surgical treatment. They are often found incedentally. ...Read more

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What is the process of sigmoidoscopy with the colon?

What is the process of sigmoidoscopy with the colon?

Sigmoidoscopy exam: The sigmoid colon is the last bend of the gut before food reaches the rectum. Accordingly, examination of the sigmoid & left colon (hence the name "sigmoidoscopy") involves a flexible tube inserted into the rectum (often under sedation if you wish). The procedure takes only a few minutes & typically requires only a limited preparation. On the other hand, "colonscopy" examines the whole colon. ...Read more

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What is the difference in between a hemorrhoid and a polyp?

What is the difference in between a hemorrhoid and a polyp?

Vein vs gut lining: Both hemorrhiods and polyps are abnomalities associated with the colon. The hemorrhoid is a vein that has swelled and cause pain & itching. The polyp is an abnormal growth of the lining of the colon. It is usually painless and diagnosed incidentally on colonoscopy. Polyps can degenerate into cancer and need to be removed. Hemorroids are a nuisance and removed for reasons of bleeding or discomfort. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pollyp and cancer in one's colon/anus?

What is the difference between a pollyp and cancer in one's colon/anus?

See below: Polyps are growths in the rectum and colon and are faily common almost one in 4-5 people age 50 or above will have them. Not all polyps lead to cancer. Some forms of polyps have higher potential for turning in to a cancer others start as cancerous polyps. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a colostomy from a bowel resection for endometriosis?

What is the risk of a colostomy from a bowel resection for endometriosis?

Minimal...: An elective bowel resection, as long as the distal rectum and anus are preserved, should avoid a colostomy. Other factors may come into play, i.E obstruction, technical issues with anastomosis, active infection, etc. Might increase your risk. ...Read more

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If a patient has a tumor in the transverse colon, and a pre-cancerous polyp in the ascending colon, would both colon sections need to be resected?

If a patient has a tumor in the transverse colon, and a pre-cancerous polyp in the ascending colon, would both colon sections need to be resected?

It depends.: If the gastroenterologist is fairly certain that the precancerous polyp was removed completely, and the pathology results confirm that, then the ascending colon would not need to be resected. Depending on the results of the local lymph nodes, the surgeon might be able to get by with resecting just the transverse colon. Good luck. ...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. Milroy Samuel
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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