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 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 n tn Sigmoid colon polyps are more likely associated with nutrition status, whereas ascending colon polyps are more likely to be genetic. Take care & good luck!
Avatar f tn He will be able to take tiny pcs. out and have them biopsied for cancer; if nothing else they will need to be monitored to watch their growth. I have a colonoscopy every year -- the "prep" is worse than the test!. Please keep us informed as to what you find out. Some of us really do care... Good Luck.
Avatar f tn Hi, we have FAP in our family, my husband died from it at 32, my son was diagnosed at 16 and had his colon removed and we lost him to a Desmoid Tumor (another facet of FAP) at age 31. 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.
Avatar n tn I would use some ointment like preparation h and see if it shrinks it. If not, then I would insist on having a colonoscopy to see what it really is...Good luck to you!!
Avatar m tn Thanks, I'll research gastrografin. I work for the Cleveland Clinic so I'm sure they have it. It sounds like the barium enema is a must, but I still don't know how they take out the polyps when they detect them. However, since they didnt find any in the last procedure, I shouldnt worry. Thanks again for you quick answer.
Avatar n tn what does it mean if the colonoscopy shows you have a thickened fold with mixed polyp with both hyperplastic as well as adenomatous changes
Avatar n tn I think there is a difference between bowel/colon polyps which should be removed, and benign stomach polyps caused by PPIs. I was diagnosed today with a stomach polyp and told it was most likely a result of long term use of a PPI (in this case Pariet). Does anyone know if benign stomach polyps develop into something nastier, grow bigger, can be reduced by diet, or changing PPI med?? Thanks This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.
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.
177337 tn?1310059899 Thanks for your replies. I do have to tell you that I tried to rack my brain as to what I ate that weekend. This came on so sudden. I had a big helping of beets on Saturday night and then again on Monday. The last red/marron poop was Friday. They have been normal since. Stools are normal. So, I'm going to call him next week but I'm thinking this might have been the beets.
Avatar f tn How long does it take to develop a polyp in your uterus?
Avatar f tn So sorry to hear how you are feeling. To answer your question...yes, cysts do cause this type of pain and they often take a long time (months) to completely go away. Birth control pills can be effective in decreasing the size of an existing cyst. However, this does not work for everyone. I was put on bc pills years ago to try to resolve a cyst and it did not work for me. Your body has to absorb the blood and that can take months. That said...
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.
280234 tn?1532986249 Hi Annie, thanks for your reply. I'm sorry that you had to deal with that at age 35. I hope you are doing well now. There isn't a family history in our family either that I know of, but my mom & dad are both in the early 50s, and haven't had colonoscopies. My GI doctor has told me that they need to have one very soon, since I have adenomas. I know colon cancer doesn't care what age you are.
Avatar n tn Polyps in the gallbladder do not generally mean cancer, unlike polyps in other organs, like the stomach or the colon. Gallbladder polyps are generally watched - depending upon size - and if they start to grow then docs might suggest more tests or further action.
Avatar n tn Need opinion: I am a 31 year old who just recently had a complete colonoscopy to evaluate a tiny amount of blood after one bowel movement. Doctor found mild, internal hemorroids and said this was likely the cause. He also did find a very small (3mm) rectal polyp which he removed and send to lab of course. He expects it to be benign, but wants to be sure. However, I can't seem to find any information that talks about people my age who have had a polyp.
Avatar f tn Only my grandma, nobody else even polyps. My parents who are over 50 both got colonoscapes, neither one of them had any polyps. Diet. Colon cancer and rectal cancer may be associated with a diet low in fiber and high in fat and calories: Probably A sedentary lifestyle: Yeah, but do try to get at least a little bit of exercise each day. Diabetes: Nope Obesity: I'm only 135 pounds Smoking. I don't smoke Alcohol: I don't drink Growth hormone disorder: I don't think so.
Avatar f tn Thank you for replying and yes I do know about aspirin which I take daily. Because I was Vit D deficient, I also take about 1000 of Vit D daily, D3. Mammo, or anyone else out there, have you heard that sessile serrated adenoma are more dangerous than plain adenoma polyps?? I searched the literature but did not come up with anything. Thanks so much and I hope all is well with you.
Avatar n tn Once a polyp(s) is found, you have a higher chance of developing more, so they want to scope you every 2 years to watch for these. This way they can catch it before it becomes malignant. You have prevented yourself from developing colon cancer by getting scoped and having the polyps removed. You should have no other symtoms than what you may get from the diverticulitis. If there is anything in the biopsy to worry about, they will let you know.
Avatar m tn Reading medical research the answer is yes higher risk of developing cancer but to prevent this one goes for regular colonoscopies every 2 years (or less). Personally I have the same: had colonoscopy 10 years ago - small polyps but not removed by the GP who was doing research. Nov 2020 found 5 polyps. One was high grade adenoma (pre-cancerous). In UK we get free treatment on NHS but your GI physician can be anybody. So paid for private consultation with leading colorectal Consultant.