Symptoms of colon polyps in children

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Avatar n tn Thanks for your input. I have heard of both of those conditions. It doesn't sound likely that I would qualify for FAP (no history of hundreds of polyps in any of my family members). The HNPCC I'm not sure what to think about that. I read the diagnostic criteria for establishing that diagnosis and I didn't meet any of the requirements. Still not sure what to think. Yes, I will wait for histology report. The wait is driving me nuts!
Avatar n tn Well, the doctor called back and said that they found a lot of polyps in his colon and still, a lot of stool so now we are having to go further. The doctor said this could be serious. I just want a second opinion into what could be going on. Thanks for any information!
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 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.
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 f tn My (almost 5 year old) son has has blood in his stool since he was 2. Originally told that he was constipated and had fissures, put him on lactulose - this did not solve his problem. Last August, they finally did a colonoscopy and found a large polyp, some inflammation in the large colon and some 'nodules'. They could not remove the polyp because of poor bowel prep as well as some concern about bleed time while taking biopsies. Blood tests all came back normal (i.e.
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.
280234 tn?1532986249 t have a family history. Besides the malignant tumor, I also have a number of precancerous polyps in my sigmoid and rectum. It's not that uncommon. These polyps grow slowly. The reason your MD wants f/u in 3 years is that she's afraid if she misses anything in the initial scope. But after the next one, you are safe to go on longer intervals.
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 m tn Hi, colon cancer symptoms include a change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool, rectal bleeding or blood in your stool and unexplained weight loss or fatigue. So, primarily mucus secretion alone is more common with polyps. The colonoscopy will help confirm this. So, please dont worry. Regards.
Avatar n tn I am 28 years old. My grandmother has had colon cancer. Of her six children, five have had pollups removed. About a year and a half ago I had some bleeding and had a colonoscopy. They found two pollups at that time. I know this is very rare. I am due for my next one but haven't been able to get it done. Now I am having very narrow stools. I alternate between diarreah and constipation regularly. I was diagnosed with IBS about seven years ago.
577395 tn?1277401364 He had his 1st colonoscopy yesterday. The doctor removed multiple polyps and didn't remove, biopsied 2 polyps. Biopsy results will be ready Aug. 14. Looking at the report makes me realy scared, that he might have colon cancer. Can you please look at it and give me some insight. Really appreciate your help! Any additional information will help. What scares me the most in the reort is Hepatic Flexure.
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 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.
Avatar n tn I had my colonoscopy today and he said he found 2 polyps in the sigmoid colon and biopsy a thickened fold in the sigmoid colon. Also said I have Diverticulosis of the sigmoid colon. Does anyone know what this means?
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 m tn My maternal grandmother died in her 50's of colon cancer and my mother died at 49 of gall bladder cancer. My colonoscopy revealed diverticull- I have severe hemorrhoids and always have had problems with digestion. I try to eat fruit and veggies - I am now 56 years old and worried that I should do more to prevent cancer. I would be very grateful to learn if there are other tests or life style changes that I can make - thanks so much!
1275487 tn?1270907817 I have FAP it is where polys have a 100% chance of becoming Colon cancer and my colon removed to try to prevent it. If its in hes genes he does have a 50 50 shot at passing this down to any children.
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.
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 I'm no expert, just family who have experienced colon cancer. Most of the time, you'll get unusual digestive symptoms and often blood if there's colon cancer. Your husband didn't have blood in his stool samples, so that's good, and he hasn't experienced digestive problems, so that's also good. The whole idea is to catch colon cancer early, better prognosis, and that's why they push these colonoscopies.
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 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 f tn Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), also known as familial polyposis coli, adenomatous polyposis coli, or Gardner syndrome, is seen in approximately one in 8,000 individuals. Your symptoms could be due to polyps. There is also the cancer risk. So, follow up with your doctor for monitoring. Regards.
Avatar f tn Polyps are growths on the inside of the colon that are believed to be the precursors to colon cancer. Blood that may be from polyps or colon cancer is not always visible in or on the stool. This type of blood is called "occult blood," and can be identified with a simple test. The fecal occult blood test may be done as part of a screening panel for colon cancer. IBD and diverticular disease are also sources of bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract.
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.