Patient Comments: Colon Polyps - Treatments

What was the treatment for your colon polyps?

Comment from: BenThere55, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 04

I am female senior citizen. Always been very active exercise all the time. Just had a Colonoscopy last week and they found an Adenoma 18cm. I hemorrhaged afterward and was in terrible pain for 24 hours. I have a family history of colon cancer. I am concerned as my Gastroenterologist after Pathology report said do Colonoscopy in year is going with that. I have read numerous reports that with this type of Polyp you need to have a Colonoscopy in 3-6 months as some times it is hard to remove all of it. My Physician is resisting this. I am going for second opinion. Very distressed about this. Have lost 3 aunts and my sister has had malignant Polyps.

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Comment from: jeny, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 05

I am a 38 year old who has had about 4 colonoscopies. With each test I have had at least 4 polyps removed non-cancerous. My symptoms were gas bloating constipation since a child. I had blood in my stool went to see a gastro md. Then since been doing a repeat exam every 2 years. No family history seems to be I'm the only one so far. I believe I was about 30 yrs. Old at the first visit with a gastro md. Early diagnosis is the true key to prevent colon cancer. Now I'm wondering if my children 1 who is 20yrs and 1 who is 12 yrs. I do know maroon blood is from the higher part of the colon and causes allot of concern whereas red blood is from the lower colon and could be many things.

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Comment from: Dave, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 08

I had a lot of bleeding last summer and started investigation leading to a colonoscopy and removal of a large benign cyst and 3 adenomas near the cecum. Luckily due to number of adenomas I was booked in for a repeat after 1 year. This has just been done and discovered 1 very small cancerous polyp. There was no certainty of clearance of the biopsy so I was given the choice of early monitor or bowel re-section. I have chosen the bowel re-section as the less risky long term approach as there are no guarantees that further cancerous polyps will not appear. This issue is totally out of the blue as I am otherwise very healthy, not overweight, don't drink heavily and have no family history. The early discovery of this cancer was purely by chance for which I am very grateful.

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Comment from: Michael, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 12

I'm a 50-year-old male, a non-smoker, I play plenty of sports, eat fruits and vegetables, and am not overweight. I went in for a checkup and was totally surprised when the doctor found a 2-3 cm polyp, which he removed. I'm waiting for biopsy results, which will be available in about three days. The doctor wants me back within a year to remove the others under general anesthesia. I'm a bit worried at the moment.

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Comment from: Marian, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 01

I am a 74 year old female. I just had a colonoscopy done and they found 5 polyps. One was 20cm. The lab results came back and there were no cancer cells. The doctor wants a colonoscopy repeated in 3 months. I am just wondering if it is unusual to have it done in 3 months.

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Comment from: Grandma, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 24

What was the treatment for your Colon Polyps? I have had polyps in previous colonoscopies but last year there were 7 tubular adenoma. My sister died from colon cancer at 45. I am now 76 but I will get one every year now (if Medicare will pay for it) as that is not a pleasant way to die. I am in perfect health other than that. A lot of it is attitude and not worrying but being careful.

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Comment from: Isimo, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 16

I had colonoscopy a year ago, and three polyps were found and removed. A few days later, I was told they were benign. I was told my next colonoscopy won't be until after five years.

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