Colon polyps in children

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Avatar n tn Hi, I don't want to worry you, but do you have a history of colon cancer in your family? I ask this because we do, and the first symptom were mutliple polyps in the colon. BUT with our disease the polyps don't appear until around age 10 and through puberty. Polyps always start out benign and can, not always, turn malignant. The disease in our family is FAP, and my children were being scoped yearly for this. They were found in both my sons at ages 12 & 16, and my grandson @ 10.
Avatar f tn Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is an hereditary colon disease. It usually presents with polyps in the colon starting at the age of 10, and depending on the type of FAP the polyps do turn cancerous either in the 30's or late 40's. It's extremely rare to develop colon cancer at your age even when this disease is in the family. The three of you need to meet with a Gastroenterologist to determine if this is what is in your family.
Avatar n tn Im 25 years old and also having a hard time finding info on colon polyps in young people. I have no family history of polyps or other digestive problems mentioned on this board. Recently, i had a colonoscopy and ultrasound performed for abdominal cramping/hot flash/feverish feeling/ and consistently abnormal bowels over a 6 month timespan. The ultrasound revealed I have a 1cm polyp in my gallbladder (so i will get it removed soon) and, much to my Dr.
Avatar f tn do all polyps turn into cancer? and are there different types of colon polyps?
Avatar m tn But as a side finding the doctor found two (6mm and 7mm) sessile serrated polyps in my transverse colon. I am terrified. Does this put at super high risk of colon cancer since I am so young and there were two? She said I should come back in 3 years for another colonoscopy, but I am concerned that I should come back sooner. My paternal grandmother had colon cancer in her 70s and had some of her colon removed and then lived to 86.
Avatar n tn Recently has 3 or more polyps removed for a second time. Just found out surgeon also fould a very large mass in lower colon and just left it and did not tell me about it my regular doctor did. Why would he have not removed this mass? My usual doctor didn't have a clue why not. I am practically incontinent at this time. I am a 69 year old malemwith diabetes and am abese. Have perephial artery disease. Have been told heart is enlarged and told it isn't.
Avatar f tn My youngest son was diagnosed at 12 had his colon removed and is 39 now. He has several polyps in his duodenum which they have been watching for years. They normally don't become malignant in this area but can. My grandson was diagnosed at 10, and we lost him last year at the age of 18, also to a Desmoid. You are fortunate in that you have the attenuated form of FAP, where once polyps start developing there are few and can be removed via colonoscopy in the beginning.
Avatar m tn When colon cancer presents in someone under fifty there is real concern that it is due to an hereditary colon disease in the family such as FAP. If someone develops cancer as young as 34 this needs to be ruled out immediately because the children have a 50% chance of inheriting the mutated APC gene. A Gastroenterologist will ask someone if they have had family members diagnosed or die from colon cancer in their 30's or 40's, as this will make them suspect FAP.
Avatar f tn Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with colon cancer at an early age? Your son is very young to have a polyps and nodules. I would find a different pediatric GI doctor and get a second opinion. There is an hereditary colon disease that presnts with polyps at a very young age. I've had 5 family members diagnosed with it and lost a son and grandson. Get a second opinion and definitely not from someone your current doctor would recommend.
Avatar m tn I also am having problems finding info on polyps found in young adults. I am 31 and 2 years ago was having problems with some blood in my stool, ignored it for a couple of months then went and had a sigmoidoscopy done. They found 2 small polyps (benign) which is good. But I am not sure when to go back to get tested again.
Avatar m tn fast forward to 2011, saw a surgeon just last week and had a sigmoidoscopy two months after colonoscopy ugggh, anyhow he said that there are a few polyps in rectal area, most of them are in the transverse, hepatic flexure, and ascending colon.
Avatar f tn My 7 year old son was just diagnosed with CHRPE in his eyes. There are about 15-20 in the right eye (some small, some medium sized) & 2 smaller ones in the left eye. I know that it doesn't affect the eyesight at all, but is an indicator of colon cancer. There is a lot of cancer on my side of the family, including colon/intestinal cancer & also some on my husband's side as well.
Avatar n tn Im a 22 yr old male and my GI doctor did found dozens and dozens of polyps in my colon. After the biopsy we found them to be precancerous. I am now in the process of scheduling my total collectomy. I dont know what to expect.. i dont know how to deal with this at such a young age.. can anyone help me? Im a bit distrot over this.. and my wife is having a hard time as well.
1506428 tn?1290113504 They found three small polyps in my cecum (1-2mm) and one mid-sized polyp in my mid ascending colon (6-8mm). Also, there were large discontinuous areas of inflammation in my ascending and descending colon with large amounts of adherent mucus. They removed all of the polyps and took tissue samples for histology and virology (they are testing for C.
Avatar f tn s a genetic defect that causes colon polyps and eventually colon cancer. In order to prevent that, they remove the whole colon and being that there's a 50% chance of passing it on, we really wouldn't want to risk having kids without some sort of genetic screening.
280234 tn?1532986249 I was wondering if any other young adults have been diagnosed with colon polyps? I'm a 34/f who was recently diagnosed with a 1.1 cm "Tubulovillous adenoma" during a colonoscopy (was seeing blood/mucous in stool for about 6 months). The lab report came back that it was benign, and my GI doctor said follow up with him in 3 years. From what my GI doctor told me, and what I've read about these, they are considered precancerous. Following up in 3 years makes me nervous.
1097812 tn?1258292704 I have a family history of cancer, on both sides I have gone for my scope 3 yrs, straight the first yr. I had 30 pre-cancerous polyps, next yr. I had 12, next yr I had 8, 2 of them turned out to be High grade dysplasha.So for the last 4 months I have gone back every month, first month I had 5 more, next month,6 more, next month 4 more plus a lot of inflamation, The Dr. called me and said he thinks I will end up having part of my colon removed.
Avatar n tn Hi, you did not mention the diameter of your polyps. Small polyps can be missed in the first colonoscopy. Also, it depends on whether you've been eating healthy (red meat and low vitamin D speed the growth). Finally, you might ask your doctor to do a genetic testing if they keep growing in large numbers. You also didn't mention where the polyps were found.
Avatar f tn Through colonoscopy Doctor can examine your colon to identify the polyps which are lead to colon cancer. All polyps are not cause colon cancer and if he find any polyps that cause cancer they can be removed.
Avatar f tn Have 3 large polyps on right side of colon got to have surgery is there any concerns?
577395 tn?1277401364 Hi....finding multiple polyps in one this age is common and that's why they tell us to start getting scoped at 50, so this is not unusual for your dad. They always biopsy the polyps when removed and unless he's been having bleeding or pain, I feel they'll come back okay. Hepatic Flexure is the area of the colon that lies between the liver and pancreas and that is how it gets it's name.
Avatar n tn a new study shows that eating three servings of fish per week appears to cut the risk of developing colon polyps that could lead to cancer. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and Vanderbilt University in Tennessee surveyed more than 5,300 individuals about their eating habits. All of those surveyed also had colonoscopies.
Avatar n tn removed 5 polyps, one which was abnormally large. They were sent for bioyopsy. What kind of risk am I for colon cancer? I have severe constipation, bleeding rectally and in stools, bloating most of the time, extremely gasy, and suffer from acid reflux.
Avatar m tn My doctor could not complete the colonscopy due to my long colon. (I have a tortuous colon.) Here is my problem - he saw 3 polyps, but could only reach 1 of them to remove. He wants me to return for another optical colonoscopy, where he will "put me all the way under" (anesthesia), then attempt to remove the other 2 polyps he saw, then attempt to look at the rest of the colon and remove any more polyps. I am scared.
Avatar m tn Why is it that the polyps keep reoccurring in such a short time? I heard it was uncommon but the surgeon said sometimes they may be missed the first time around. Do I have higher risks of developing colon cancer? I was told as long as I got checkups and had them removed I would be fine and have the polyps controlled.
Avatar m tn I was really hoping to wake up to good news and a clean bill of health. Instead, he found 20 small polyps. My heart sank. 16 of these were in the ascending colon. I was still groggy, and I need to have a follow up visit after the biopsies come back, but he said it’s possible I may have to have that part of the colon removed somewhere down the line. Has anyone else had a problem with polyps like this? I am at the very beginning of researching this.
1506428 tn?1290113504 They found three small polyps in my cecum (1-2mm) and one mid-sized polyp in my mid ascending colon (6-8mm). Also, there were large discontinuous areas of inflammation in my ascending and descending colon with large amounts of adherent mucus. They removed all of the polyps and took tissue samples for histology and virology (they are testing for C.
Avatar n tn Why polyps have been grown so fast in my colon, particularly why the polyps found in the last two years all had moderate dysplasia? Does it mean that there are some demons in my digest system or in my body that have been making these pre-cancerous conditions in my colon? 2. Do I need do some further exam, such as CT, ultrasound scans or CA19-9, CEA blood tests to exlude some potential bad causes in my digest sysytem or other related part of my body?