How long does it take for colon polyps to grow

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Avatar f tn Does it take 3 years to grow polyps? Would it be better to have one next year instead. My first husband died of colon cancer so it concerns me. Thank you for your assistance.
Avatar m tn I would visit the GI and let him know whats going on. 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 1. How long does it take for polyps to grow and turn cancerous? 2. Is one course of action to get annual colonoscopies and remove any polyps before they turn cancerous? I have no problem doing this but wanted to get your opinion. 3. Is surgery a good option for me? My doctor and I discussed laprascopic surgery in that area of the colon where the polyps seem to be developing. We would do that if there was another polyp occurence. What do you think? 4.
Avatar f tn I've read all the posts up to 'last year' then I realized that it might just be easier to 'ask this' then to search for it....i'm one of those gals that 'wants to know NOW', sorry. My surgery is an 'outpatient' one at a local hospital, they said i'd be home by late afternoon at the latest (providing there's no 'issues') but i'd be 'out of pocket/recovering' for at least 3-4 days....NOT WEEKS....are they wrong with that diagnosis?
7486852 tn?1410355784 It is a genetic test. It is $4000 so insurance does not like to pay for it.They will if you are at high risk. Your GYN would know about it. If you have BRCA 1 or 2 you have decisions to make. They say with BRCA 1 I have a 40% of Ovarian Cancer and a 87% of Breast Cancer. I am also at a higher rate for colorectal cancer. So I have to be monitored for all these cancers. Those statistics are a bit misleading. They pushed for me to have both breasts removed to keep from getting Breast Cancer.
Avatar m tn I must admit, the raw diet did work for me, but the process was extreme and I wasn’t able to maintain it. It seems like the healing that takes place in the colon, which took place within a week, weakened all of the other areas of the body. I slept really well, and woke up breathing better than I ever had. I was told that eventually my body would begin to strengthen again everywhere. I felt too weak, too tired and questioned the long term effects of the 80/10/10 diet.
Avatar n tn How likely is it that the surgeon performing the scope missed other polyps? 5. How soon should I have a follow-up colonoscopy?; How long does it take for polyps to grow? Thanks.
Avatar n tn I just want to be safe and see if I have any issues. Also, if polyps were present, how long do they usually take to develop into a malignancy, if ever? Just looking for thoughts I know there cannot be any sure answer until an exam...however I am told I do not have an "emergency" so I feel like life is on hold (not socially drinking or anything) until June 14th.
Avatar f tn for the last 10 yrs my doctors have kept me cancer free, recently i saw a genetic doctor and she says i have been very lucky so far, i have attenuated fap and it is recommended that i have surgery to remove my entire colon.
Avatar n tn It is called Latero-Flora (800) 736-1991. I only took it for 3 weeks and only take it occasionally just because I want to. I have a hiatel hernia also all my life and I am so tired of sleeping at an agle and urping a very small meal all the time. I have heard about a new prosedure where they tie 2 pieces of stomach around the esophages. I am concered I will not be able of throw up or parachute jump etc. Any information or a site I could read about it would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn I did not have these issues before tx, the odds that I developed all these things while on tx 'naturally' are pretty small, yet still I get all negative replies when I suggest that (to a Dr.) It is the risk we all take upon treating, we need to be there for anyone that does get the down side of these risk post.
469720 tn?1388149949 Moreover, the proportion of subjects undergoing procedures and their mean doses varied according to age, sex, and city. For example, approximately 50% of adults aged 18 to 34 years underwent a medical imaging procedure requiring radiation, whereas 86% of adults 60 to 64 years of age were sent for similar testing. Women also underwent imaging procedures significantly more often than men.
483733 tn?1326802046 Why do so many men refuse to get medical care for their health issues? I am so frustrated. For many years my husband, Mark, has suffered from a bloated gut, pain, and changes in his bowel habits. I've never been able to get him to look into this appropriately. Well now he has an umbilical hernia and I went to the doctor with him yesterday. I managed to get the doctor to order up quite a number of blood tests, he is going for ultrasounds and will be referred to a gastroenteroligist.
Avatar n tn This could be the case. Some women get heavy depends on how long it stays and how soon it is before your AF is supposed to arrive.
Avatar f tn I said - h--, I know what is wrong with me, all I need to do is pray, talk to my family and find out what the heck is going on with me. they keep adding more s--- to the pile. Sorry for rambling. First time. anxious to find out mainly about the endometrial stuff going on.
Avatar m tn Doctors may prescribe antibiotics for 10 to 12 days, and if that doesn’t work, as it rarely does, they may prescribe a different antibiotic for anywhere to 4 to 6 weeks, which is often effective. Sometimes it takes months and even a year of antibiotics to effect a cure. Steroid nasal sprays can also be prescribed, but the medical community is unsure of the possible side-effects of long-term use of steroid nasal sprays.
797873 tn?1265740119 Mine is little different because where ever I am at this smell stays in, my room , at work and in my car.. and the smell changes all the time it depends what I eat. I also get thursty If I dont drink water. I start to get a dry throat and mouth... If i drink anything else that is not water my breath gets worse.. please help!
Avatar n tn She said she was stretching and got the pain which made her lay down real fast because it hurt so bad. She is famous for not going pee when she has to she just holds it as long as she can to the point were she almost pees her pants so I am wondering if it is a urinary tract infection. If we find something out from the doctor we will let everyone know but from what I have read on other posts it doesn't sound like the doctors know.
Avatar n tn I'm waiting for GI to call back, but wondering if having the colonscopy 2 years ago is good. How long does it take for rectal/anal/colon cancer to grow? I understand it's a slow growing cancer, but should I be concerned that this could be cancer? I realize that you can't tell me for certain, and I am following up with my GI doctor. Just wondering if the likely hood is high for a cancer given that I had a normal colonoscopy 2 years ago?
Avatar n tn I have NO peristalic action in my colon. It is completely and totally gone due to laxative abuse over many ,many years. I am told that I will have to have my entire colon removed. I am looking forward to this because I am suffering greatly. My doc said that I will most likely have my small intestine hooked up to my anus. I know I'll have to wear a colostomy bag until the incision heals. However, what is the percentage of possibility that I'll have to wear a bag permenately?
Avatar f tn It started about 3 years ago. I couldn't get up in the morning because of pain in all my joints. I couldn't sleep at night and became very depressed, which made things worse. I went through several blood tests and cat scans, nothing showed. My doctor gave me some samples of Cymbalta that worked wonders but by the end of the day I felt like my legs and arms were being pulled off!! My family doctor then sent me to a Rheumatoid specialist and he diagnosed me with fibromyalgia.
Avatar m tn I also had a suction tube for almost a week and was soooo scared to let them take it out... ( if you have to have that you make sure they empty that suction bottle often if it gets full it is nooooootttttt fun... throwning up and sneezing hurts like a ... well it hurts lol.... )this is the thing.. i had never had anything wrong with me... so i was scared of everything... turns out im alittle tougher then i thought and know i could do it again if i had to...
Avatar f tn I want to thank you for getting back to me. It is nice to have some support out there. I went to see a different doctor yesterdays because the ones I have seen are getting no where and since the last distention was continuous for 2 days and no help from those doctors I wanted to go somewhere to see someone who would care. She was in the room with me for one and a half hours. I have never had a doctor sit that long with me ever and I have seen a lot of them over the years.
Avatar n tn It is very beneficial to the colon, and people prone to colon polyps are now put on an aspirin regimen for this reason. My son has duodenal polyps and has been put on an aspirin regimen due to the new research on this.
Avatar n tn I also see the antibiotic-induced dysbiosis in babies and infants as the main cause of their frequent infections, glue ear and greatly contributing to cot death. While it used to be uncommon for children to have more than one or two infections a year, now more than six is the norm. In the 1940's Candida was found in only three per cent of autopsies, now the figure is nearer thirty per cent.
390388 tn?1279639813 There are ranges, and if your range has changed noticeably, that shows you are out of the range for how you are supposed to be.. or you previously were. ESPECIALLY when it comes to thyroid issues. Next time you have thyroid tests done, check for tsh, free t4, free t3, hashimoto's antibodies, and grave's antibodies. If you're on thyroid medication, you need to be seeing an endocrinologist. Well, okay.
765439 tn?1292964014 When I had no sedation for colonoscopy they could not finish because it hurt quite a bit when they had to maneuver around turns. For endoscopy it was unpleasant but I was able to do it. It did hurt some. So depends on your pain tolerance. I was gripping the side of the bed praying for it to end soon. I was completely fine afterward.
Avatar n tn vicki and carolyn, thanks! got a question for you, did you feel firm on the area of biopsy? how long will it take to be normal? do you massage it? thx!
Avatar n tn I must agree that they probably rush thru--if the meds weren't confusing me, it took about 15-20 minutes for them to go thru my colon. No hand holding this time--I had to grip the side rails to keep from doing more than moaning. I kept doing calm breathing to help myself relax, but little did I know they probably were giving me paralyzing drugs--I am so glad a post mentioned this, because I've been in constant muscle pain since they released me.
Avatar f tn Thank you so much for your help with these final poitns. D. Oh and how long does it take for acycloivr to start working so I know if symtpoms are def not herpes? Thanks a lot Grace.