Colonoscopy and polyps

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Avatar n tn I have a half brother that died from colon cancer. My family has a history of polyps, thus I had my first colonoscopy at 37 (2 polyps) then at 46 (2 polyps) All benign thankfully. I've had complete annual physicals for the past 5 years and all good thankfully. I am due for a colonoscopy and am stressing about more polyps. Also have anxiety and that's flaring up because of the colonoscopy. Should I be concerned? Thank you!
Avatar n tn Do you that you have fibroid polyps in the colon? Or other fibroid tumers elsewhere? Usually if it is polyps, the dr will remove them for testing while he is in the colon.
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 m tn Now my concern is that whenever he had colonoscopies in the past they always cut out polyps and they were always benign, but polyps can possibly become neoplastic. The gastroenterologist also says they can't do the colonoscopy in the hospital with a platelet infusion because there is no indication for it. I want to know if there is anything that can be done because I'm afraid it can eventually grow into cancer?
Avatar n tn I had a colonoscopy and I had three precancerous polyps removed. can someone explain what the different types of polyps are and since I have had these what precautions that i need to take so these dont come back again. my dr said I just need another colonoscopy in 5 yrs instead of the usual 10.
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.
Avatar f tn Hi, recently had a colonoscopy just five months after my previous one -- they repeated to be sure after a suspicious lab result. Anyway -- there were two polyps in the recent colonoscopy even though the one five months prior was clean. Does this make sense? I only talked to the GI's nurse and she didn't seem to know. Any thoughts? Apparently these were benign polyps but I was surprised they were there after just five months.
Avatar m tn (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. Is there any other way to remove polyps, for those of us who have long (tortuous) colons? If NOT, this sounds like a "death sentence" - or at least a lifetime of worrying if unreachable polyps will become cancerous. I've read that many people with tortuous colons have never found a doctor who could complete an optical colonoscopy.
Avatar f tn do all polyps turn into cancer? and are there different types of colon polyps?
1949068 tn?1449628519 I would recommend talking to your doctor/a gastroenterologist to decide if you should get a colonoscopy. They will most likely automatically check for polyps and cancer during the colonoscopy.
Avatar f tn I had one when i was 22, due to bleeding, and several(2-3) polyps were removed. I scheduled my appt last week, cant be seen for about a month or so, and monday had pretty bad bleeding again, it was probably about a tablespoon worth of blood. Ok, so i can deal with the polys thing, but the culmination of problems is what is bothering me. When i was 19 i was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and fibormyalgia. The meds i was given for itmade me feel like complete crap.
Avatar m tn With that information, what would be more accurate in picking up polyps as small as 2mm or bleeding polyps, colonoscopy or barium enema.
Avatar m tn I was told as long as I got checkups and had them removed I would be fine and have the polyps controlled.
Avatar f tn I had a colonoscopy last year and this year, both times a precancerous polyp was found and removed in the same area. First it isn't doesn't seem common to re-develop polyps over a 1 year period and for it to become precancerous in the same spot. The surgeon just said the surgeon in charge the first time probably missed it. Is this common?
Avatar n tn Hello I have been having polyps removed since 44 I am now 48 they say there slow growing but seem to be growing faster just had my #3 colonoscopy and they removed mulitply polyps started at 8mm and moving up to two 25 mm sesile polyps that spot was tattooed.. and a 15mm next to the 25 mm and that was two years after my last .. now I will be having colonoscopy every 6months to a year...I thought they where slow growing.mine are coming back with a vengence....
Avatar f tn I may have celiac sprue disease and had rectal polyps removed neurofibroma.
Avatar n tn I agree so hard to find info. I'm a 31 year old female. I had a edg and colonoscopy. They found 8mm sessile hyperplasty and one 20mm sessile adenoma polyp. The said when I awoke after procedure that day could have saved my life. I agree, it's nearly impossible to find info on polyps that size for my age. Doctor is suppose to go into further detail on my follow up appointment nov.1st. I was also told I would have to do another colonoscopy in 6mo.
160332 tn?1207762545 My great grandma died of colon cancer... and other colon problems run in the family, like IBS and polyps. And of course everyone in my family that has had these problems were much much older than I. I'm 27/M in great shape, I lift weights, going to college, raising my son, very busy! Anyway I have had bowel problems IBS for a long time, but I have noticed over the past year an increase in a slight amount of blood when im at the end of my "wipe".
Avatar f tn Hello A rectal erythema usually means the sides of the colon walls are red and inflamed, can be due to polyps, ulcers, etc. I would ask your doctor what was found and the meaning of it.
Avatar n tn Second colonoscopy Jan 6. Doc found multiple polyps, eight 2-3 mm "polyps" removed and described as hyperplastic. Next colonoscopy March 30. I wish someone would think outside the box as I am wondering if my polyps are an allergic reaction or maybe hives (I have experienced pressure hives when extremely stressed). Being told you have colon cancer IS a stressor! Three docs and three different descriptions and still no resolution....
Avatar f tn This is the most accurate test for detecting changes in the colon and having those polyps removed may have been a life saver. But these days nobody should have to feel anything during this test, and I wouldn't see that GI doctor ever again! Since polyps were found, you will need regular screenings so find a good Gastroenterologist and ask him up front if you will be asleep for the test, and explain your last experience because this is not typical!
Avatar f tn Had a colonoscopy August of 2017, it now being June 2018 with diverticula diagnosis and polyps removed. Problem that I’m having every since the procedure , I awake every morning having pains in my lower intestine more to the the left side . Could something have gone wrong ? I went to the ER at VA hospital were the procedure was done . Cat scan was completed and was told all appeared okay. What could be the cause.
Avatar f tn My mother in law have colon polyps and they checked it its not cancer, they took some off while they did the exam and told her to come and check it after 2 month, when they check it after 2 month they saw more polyps that grow in the colon this time about 8 mm and the other from before was 3 centimetre and they said they cant take it no more because its keep growing, what do you think the cause for that and why it keep growing and what we can do for that?
225036 tn?1294509400 t sure if you are out completely or just with twilight sedation. My grandma and dad have a history of polyps and my grandma had to have 1ft of her colon removed. Do I have a higher chance of having cancer with family history of polyps? My mom also has diverticulosis (sp). Any advice or answers would be great. By the way, I am 35 years old. Thanks in advance for you help.
Avatar m tn I have a colonoscopy but after colonoscopy they said they removed two polyps but did not give me any medicine. My doctor having a vacation. So do I need any medicine for the procedure of removing polyps. Answer me I need Help?
405614 tn?1329144114 That's what was in my head when I wrote it! LOL!!!
Avatar f tn I did get results, but nothing like my last colonoscopy, when I took a Fleet laxative. And, incidentally, at the time of my last colonoscopy a polyp was removed from the anal area. Anyway, when the colonoscopy was finished, the doctor told my husband that he had to constantly remove feces. He did remove two polyps from the anal area. My concern is whether this colonoscopy was valid due to the amount of feces present. Should I have another colonoscopy next year or possibly sooner?
Avatar n tn i found ao polyp on me and i was wondering whether or not if i should get a colonoscopy. There is no family member that has had colon cancer in my family.