Are most colon polyps benign

Common Questions and Answers about Are most colon polyps benign


Avatar n tn The good thing about colonic polyps is that they're very slow growing and they take a long time to turn cancerous, if indeed they are malignant. Most polyps are benign. I'm very glad that your polyps were removed early and I'm betting that the prognosis will be good! My brother had two polyps removed last year after he had rectal bleeding for a year. His were benign and he's in good shape. I wish the same for you!
Avatar f tn However, it helps to reduce red meat, increase fibre and eat more fruits, veggies and of course, the most wonderful thing u can do to ur body - regular exercise!!! Most polyps are benign. Most of them. No worries. Get a colonoscopy done. All polyps are removed during colonoscopy. If they remain there, they MAY turn cancerous. So the ONLY solution here is to get a colonoscopy done. Which is not so hard at all considering how serious cancer can be.
Avatar f tn ) According to the oncologist who performed my last colonoscopy (in July), the tumor did not originate in my colon or rectum. This colonoscopy, as well as two previous colonoscopies, produced a single benign polyp. The following are findings about my primary tumor from three different CT scans: Per CT scan of 5/21/09 (the first after discovering tumor): "Large (11.4 x 11.3 cm) right perirectal mass seen.
Avatar f tn With all surgeries there is always a risk of anything happening, but in my limited and untrained medical knowledge I think the removal of polyps is pretty safe and possibly necessary to check for possible cancerous cells. However, most polyps are benign.
Avatar f tn In a series of 599 consecutive patients who underwent upper endoscopy, use of PPIs for 5 years or longer was associated with a significantly increased risk of fundic gland polyps (The rate of malignant transformation of fundic gland polyps is generally quite low (≈1%) and confined to polyps larger than 1 cm. Hyperplastic polyps are almost always benign lesions.
Avatar n tn I still don't know, if polyps are adenomas (benign tumors) or are pseudopolyps as occur in Crohn's disease or in other inflammation. I think he needs a diagnosis of a whole condition not only a diagnosis of a polyp. Inflammation may be treated with antiinflammatory drugs. If polyps are adenomas, some of them may be removed during endoscopy. Anemia may be from impaired absorption of iron in the duodenum (from inflammation) or from bleding from polyps.
Avatar n tn he will not know what it is until a colonoscopy and biopsy ( if there is anything there) remember, polyps are very very common and most times, benign. Try not to worry.
922679 tn?1249093046 My GI doc also said that by some standards I might not have to go in for another colonoscopy until I'm 50 (in 25 more years), but that he likes to err on the side of safety and recommends that I go back again in 3-5 years. So there it is. These most recent polyps were benign. Nothing. Now instead of freaking out that I might have some horrible genetic syndrome, I can rest assured that nothing dubious is going on right now... and just let it go for another 3-5 years.
Avatar m tn Polyps take a long time to grow and even more to become cancer. Most of the timelines are 10 years, hence why colonoscopies are recommended at 50, because 60 is the age colon cancer becomes an issue. I assume a barium xray is all that would be needed(if that) to see if theres any issues. I wouldnt worry too much about it being cancer. 2 years after a colonoscopy would be extremely unlikely for you to have developed cancer.
Avatar n tn You will probably just have to take it day by day, and do as your doctor suggest. Those lovely polyps or as they call them small benign tumors occationally there will be a nasty little cancer causing one that is over 1cm different in shape, in the bunch. If there are a lot of polyps it is impossible to biospy them all, so the doctor will just remove the section with the polyps and biopsy the ones over 1cm. Why polyps form who knows it could be a lot of reason and none at all.
433485 tn?1321816990 I went back to work after barely 2 weeks and just am tired at night but am walking in the evening anyway. Bowels are looser for the most part which is quite wonderous to me but I'm sure that will get old eventually! Anyway if anyone wants details just let me know. The whole surgery went fantastic and I had a great Doc.
Avatar f tn I have an appt with GI next week, but it's taken me over two months to be taken seriously. There is no history of colon cancer in my family but my mom had 3 benign polyps removed at age 50. My OB says that it is safe to perform a colonscopy on a pg woman, but I don't know if the GI will and what other options do I have?
Avatar m tn Went for an exam yesterday and the colorectal surgeon said he felt a polyp and scheduled me for a colonoscopy next week. Although I understand that most polyps are not malignant, I am worried that because mine has caused bleeding, that the bleeding may likely indicate a malignant polyp. Is there any other reason that a polyp would bleed, and for so long, other than cancer?
Avatar f tn I am thinking that what I'm experiencing is most likely CD, but I'm really worried that I might have colon cancer. I know that it's uncommon to have colon cancer at such a young age, but I have a lot of symptoms and I have a family history of colon cancer--three family members on my dad's side, including my grandfather, have had/died from colon cancer.
Avatar n tn Adenomatous polyps (adenomas) appears after 40, before this age are very rare. These are polyps from which a colorectal cancer may develop. Juvenile polyps are benign, do not develop in cancer and may appear in children and young people. Inflammatory polyps are not true polyps but clusters of inflammatory tissue from several reasons, including Crohn's disease.
Avatar m tn If there is a single adenomatous polyp, a follow up colonoscopy is advised to look for other polyps. If no polyps are detected a repeat colonoscopy is recommended every 3 years, depending on your symptoms. If benign lesions in the small intestines are not causing any symptoms like obstruction, diarrhea or pain, they may not need any therapy now. But a follow up may be mandatory to see for any changes. Take Care. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn And the problem with the surgery is the large intestine has a variable blood supply so more than just the portion that's redundant might have to be removed. There are also consequences to removal of a portion of the colon. One of the largest can be on-going diarrhea, which many people find to be as bothersome as having unremitting constipation. You can make dietary changes to try to control the diarrhea, but?
369533 tn?1207592062 well, it all depends on the queue in the histologic laboratory. You can't do much about this anyway. They will tell you if polyps are cancerous or not (if polyps were small and doctor said don't wory - then they are probably only benign non-harmless tumors). But remember - you'll need regular colonoscopies for these polyps, by the time plan which doctor will recommend. Bloating is really not connected with polyps, it should be something else.
766080 tn?1240256058 They've removed many polyps, some pre-cancerous and some benign - My last colonoscopy was in 2007; and I can actually feel an obstruction (hard to explain but I know something is there; the pain and discomfort) - I have alot of the 'cancer symptoms' / 'IBS symptoms' (most gastro symptoms seem to be related) so it's always written off as 'IBS' and told to watch my diet. (I have always and still do eat healthy and plenty of fiber (which sometimes makes it worse)).
Avatar f tn The second imagery thing is perfectly normal especially so with people who suffer from anxiety as they feel and notice and see things that someone who's system isn't permanently in High Alert Mode doesn't - and I've been where you are and googled so many different symptoms and, as a result, have been tested above and beyond for various different diseases and conditions and nothing has come of anything apart from iron deficiency, a couple of polyps in my colon, a hiatal hernia and HEALTH ANXIETY!
Avatar m tn Even though most polyps generally are not. Pathology won't be back for 2 weeks. Meanwhile we are kind of freaked out. Any insight is helpful. Thank you.
Avatar n tn she made me promise to get it checkd out, but its really hard because of where polyps reside, no pun intended. its a symptom of colon cancer depending on whether the polyps is malignant or benign. Hey, maybe our body is trying to let us know we have somthing in us when other people sneeze in our presence. Everything though is going wrong in my life, lost everything, lost my love, lost my past self.
Avatar f tn adenomatous (adenomas) and hyperplastic. Adenomatous polyps (adenomas) of the colon and rectum are benign (noncancerous) growths, but may be precursor lesions to colorectal cancer. The chance of having polyps is also increased in patients with a family history of colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer, including inherited disorders such as Gardner’s syndrome and familial adenomatous polyposis.
82861 tn?1333457511 Hubby's scope went for over an hour because he has polyps all over the first part of the colon on the right side (the cecum). The Doc resected the biggest one and sent it to pathology. He's pretty sure it's benign, but wants to recheck that entire area in 90 days. The polyp was a kind of flat one, and the cecum tissue is very fragile, so there is a definite possibility of the wound area rupturing over the next couple of days. If that happens, he'll need an emergency bowel resection.
Avatar n tn There are different types and shapes of polyps, and only a biopsy can determine if it is benign or malignant. I know most are benign. The size is a result of the cells mutiplying over and over, which means you've had it awhile. Have you had any bleeding from the polyp? Was this just a routine colonoscopy? I don't know your age, but most of us develop polyps around the age of 50 and this is why they start screening at this age.
Avatar n tn Biopsies done during colonoscopies are usually because of colon polyps. Colon polyps can be benign or malignant. As a general rule most polyps over 2cm are malignant, but not always. And colon polyps can also cause bright red rectal bleed.
Avatar f tn Normally they want to see you every 2-3 years once you have had polyps removed, because chances are you will develop more and want to stay on top of this. I'm assuming that Dr. Oz was told to return in 3 "months?" If so, his case is different, and his polyp may have progressed further. If you haven't had another colonoscopy, you should. The polyps as you know, can easily be removed during the scope. Timing is everything with this.
1703392 tn?1307454100 You know cells divide and form new ones. Similarly polyps are the cells which grow but in excess that may be blocking the colon. In turn you should feel happy by listening the news that it isn’t a carcinogenic leading polyp.
Avatar f tn The microcalcifications if large or clustered are usually biopsied for a confirmed diagnosis. Most calcifications are usually benign. The usual plan of follow up is a regular breast self exam, a clinical evaluation in 6 months and a mammogram every 6 months or annually or as your doctor advises. Dont worry about the calcifications growing, relax and just keep your appointment with your doctor regularly. A biopsy would be able to help in confirming the diagnosis and rule out a malignant lesion.