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Dr. Addagada Rao
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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?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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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?

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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Colonic Polyps (Definition)

Colonic polyps is also known as Colon polyps. Colonic polyps are round growths along the wall of your large bowels. They are a very common finding in the elderly population. However, they are associated with increased risk of colon cancer, especially when an individual has many hundreds of these polyps and/or gets the polyps ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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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

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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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

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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Dr. Shady Macaron
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Had a large colon polyp removed and oral surgeon found radiopaque lesions in parotid glands. Related?

Dr. Shady Macaron
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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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Dr. Kevin Daus
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What sort of disease is a colon polyp?

Dr. Kevin Daus
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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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Dr. Sewa Legha
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I have a colon polyp that needs to be removed surgically what is the process?

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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

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Dr. Peter Lydon
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What is the difference between a colon polyp and a colon lesion?

Dr. Peter Lydon
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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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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
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How quickly can a colon polyp grow?

Dr. Andrew Hoffman
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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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Dr. Shirlene Moten
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Can removing a colon polyp 2-3 CM in size hurt?

Dr. Shirlene Moten
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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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Dr. Addagada Rao
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Do you think I should be concerned about a colon polyp?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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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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