Remove them. Polyps are often found on colonoscopy. If they are removed (which they should be), they will be sent to a pathologist, who can make sure they are not cancerous. If they are benign, nothing more is needed except a follow up colonoscopy in 3-5 years. If the polyp is cancerous, more treatment including surgery is likely required.
Be smart. If you have colon polyps, they need to be removed with a colonoscopy. Once removed and analized your doctor should tell you when to have a follow up colonoscopy to see if new polyps have formed. Nearly all colon cancers start off as a polyp. Most polyps are not cancerous but can grow and cause bleeding and obstruction.
Precancerous tumors. Colon polyps are precancerous tumors of the colon which have the potential of becoming cancer if not removed. They do not generally cause symptoms. Removing polyps decreases your risk of cancer. With a history of colon polyps you are at higher risk of forming polyps in the future and your doctor should have scheduled you for appropriate follow up colonoscopy (usually 3-5 years) in the future.
Hi, I have multiple colon polyps, and doctors here have advised me to get complete colon removed. Isn't there any medicinal treatment?
Yes. Get a 2nd opinion.... Read more...
I have a colon polyp that needs to be removed surgically but the doctor's first appointment is not till may. Is this too long to wait?
Yes. . While your biopsy result may have been benign, we sometimes find cancers when removing the entire polyp. If your appt isn't till may, your surgery could be 6-8 weeks away. That is simply too long to wait with this "cloud" of a possible cancer hanging over you. Ask your primary care doctor to contact that surgeon to get an earlier appt. If that's not possible, find another surgeon. Good luck! Read more...
My mom had colon polyps biopsied on 10/4. No results/dr out. 72hr post biop. Mom w/102 fever. I say ER r/o infect. Ra dr says no er, just RA flare.?
ER visit. To be on the safe side check in at the er to rule out the possibility of infection. Read more...