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When Do Polyps Need To Be Removed
Yes: Not all polyps are pre-canerous, most are. The determination of whether the polyp is precancerous or not usually requires examination by a pathologist and that necessitates removal. There is no good reason to not remove a polyp detected on colonscopy. All most all colon cancers start in polyps, therefore it is necessary to remove polyps to prevent colon cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If it is precancerous or predisposes to recurrent sinus infection, yes. If it was discovered incidentally, and has no health implications, no. Polyps, particularly small ones, are exceedingly common. ...Read more
Do polyps in your nose need to be removed? If so does it need to be immediately? There is one in right sinus
Does maxillary polyp need to be removed if it is causing major numbness in face up and around eye?
Doubtful: Maxillary polyps are extremely common. So common, in fact, that sometimes they aren't even commented on in radiology reports. Rarely do they cause many symptoms, let alone facial numbness. I would see an ENT physician to assess whether the polyp is likely causing you any actual symptoms. ...Read more
The same polyps symptoms reocurred 3 months after the polyps have been removed after a colonoscopie. Does a colonoscopie need to be done immediately?
Not necessarily: If you had a thorough exam and all polyps were removed 3 months ago, and symptoms have recurred, doubtful due to new polyps as they do not grow that fast. Your symptoms were probably not due to the polyps and as yet have not been correctly diagnosed. I would discuss with your endoscopist ...Read more
I have a polyp on my larynx caused from a bad intubation. I will need to get it removed. Is this going to farther affect my singing?
Very likely: Surgery around the vocal cords has the potential for temporary or even occasionally permanent voice changes. You need to discuss this thoroughly with your surgeon and your anesthesiologist. Since you may have had a difficult intubation before, it is important to get the medical record describing your intubation so your surgeon and anesthesiologist can review. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a colonoscopy at 42 & polyps, 2 were removed, no cancer. I am 52 so do I need to get another since it's been 10yrs, like soon? Having no problems.
Colonoscopy/Polyps: If you had a colonoscopy 10 years ago and you did have colon polyps then, you should have another surveillance colonoscopy even though you are without symptoms. Colorectal cancer is a silent disease. You might not have any symptoms however, once you started noticed symptoms, it might be too far advance, which is why we have surveillance program and preventive measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Your doctor typically would submit the polyps to the pathologist same day and the reports hould be available within a week or10 days. ...Read more
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