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How do you know when your tonsils need to surgically be removed?

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How do you know when your tonsils need to surgically 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

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


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When do your teeth need to be removed?

When do your teeth need to be removed?

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 more

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How often do you have to have tonsillitis before they should be removed?

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

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Do all colon polyps need removed? If not why?

Do all colon polyps need removed? If not why?

Yes: All colon polyps need to be removed because they are the most common cause of colon cancer. Most cancers start in a polyp, that is why screening reduces the risk of colon cancer. ...Read more

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Need help when polyps are removed from the colon are they checked to be cancerous immediately?

Need help when polyps are removed from the colon are they checked to be cancerous immediately?

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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Why might your colon need to be removed?

Why might your colon need to be removed?

Colectomy : It is unusual to need to remove the entire colon, usually only necessary due to significant inflammation or infarction. Portions of the colon are frequently removed due to tumors, polyps, diverticula, or perforation. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How often do you need a colonoscopy if they find pre cancerous polyps?

How often do you need a colonoscopy if they find pre cancerous polyps?

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

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Do polyps in your nose need to be removed? If so does it need to be immediately? There is one in right sinus

Polyps in nose: They need to be removed if they cause symptoms. Approximately 15% of the population have a cyst /polyp in their maxillary/cheek sinus. Most are benign and asymptomatic. See an ENT if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Would i be able to have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

Would i be able to have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

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

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Does a tumor need to be removed if it's cancerous? Would it need to be taken out immediately?

Does a tumor need to be removed if it's cancerous? Would it need to be taken out immediately?

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 more

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Do all polyps need to be removed in colonoscopy to avoid colon cancer?

Do all polyps need to be removed in colonoscopy to avoid colon cancer?

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 more

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Why would section of colon need to be removed surgically if polyps are found?

Why would section of colon need to be removed surgically if polyps are found?

Prevention: Polyps have a propensity to develop into malignancy. If you have a section of bowel that is full of polyps, it is thought that removal of the section may avoid cancer development. ...Read more

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Can you have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

Can you have thyroid nodules shrunk without having to take them out surgically?

Yes: Some radiologists and endocrinologists have been injecting nodules with alcohol to shrink them. It is very painful but it usually works. Thyroid hormone does not usually shrink most nodules. ...Read more

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Will I be able to ask to have adenoids removed?

Will I be able to ask to have adenoids removed?

You can ask to have: them removed. Usually the surgeon and the insurance company would want to ensure that the surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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What do u do when they find a polyp on cervix. Can it be cancerous?

What do u do when they find a polyp on cervix. Can it be cancerous?

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

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If you have cyst, does it always have to be removed surgically?

If you have cyst, does it always have to be removed surgically?

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

Excise (Definition)

To surgically remove an organ or body part or tissue. This is done with ...Read more