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When Do Polyps Need To Be Removed
See below: If you have recurrent or persistent tonsilitis, this is the most common indication for surgical removal of your tonsils. ...Read more
Depends: The most common indications for removal of teeth are when they cannot be treated and/or restored, or if the cost of treatment is not cost effective. Decay and periodontal disease are two of the most common causes. Other indications may include impacted teeth, malpositioned teeth and/or teeth indicated for removal as part of an orthodontic treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3-4 times annually: There is no precise answer to this question. But if the diagnosis of true suppurative (pus) tonsillitis had been diagnosed by a specialist, and your quality of life is significantly altered and if you have been on multiple antibiotics, then tonsillectomy by an ENT is indicated. Very rarely, recurrent strep tonsillitis may be lead to cardiac and renal disease. My number is 3-4 times a year. ...Read more
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
It depends on: several things including the type, size, and number of polyps. Your polyps were likely adenomas, not hyperplastic polyps, if you were told they were pre-cancerous. If you only had 1 or 2 small (<10 mm) adenomas, next colonoscopy in 5-10 years. But >2 adenomas, or >10 mm in size, almost all guidelines suggest repeat colonoscopy in 3 years. Serrated polyposis syndrome is annual exam. Hope helpful ...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
Depends on type: If cancer, surgical removal and then treatment, possibly with radioactive iodine. If benign, but causing hyperthyroidism, then treat with radioactive iodine, antithyroid medicines, or possibly surgery. If benign and not causing symptoms, can watch closely (after benign biopsy) or use thyroid medicine to suppress growth of the nodule. If it causes symptoms (trouble swallowing), surgery. ...Read more
Probably: Surgery is the mainstay of cancer therapy if the tumor can be removed with a margin of normal surrounding tissue. Depending on the location of the cancer and the risks associated with taking it out, we will sometimes use other treatment modalities like chemotheray or radiation. The commision on cancer does have guidelines to the timeframe for cancer treatment that ranges from 7-21 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See answer: When the doc who put them in told you to get them out. ...Read more
Cervical polyp: The vast majority are benign and can be easily removed by your GYN. They will often bleed and its best to have them removed. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more
I have a history of ovarian cysts. I have had 2 surgeries to remove them. They continue to return. What else can be done?
Depends: Depends where the cyst is located, what kind of cyst it is and how much it bothers you. You should have this evaluated by a physician. Good luck! ...Read more
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