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What does polyps in a colonoscopy result suggest?

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Posted on Sat, 30 May 2015
Question: colonoscopy tested today and found 5 mm polyps...
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Polyps have to be removed.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I would like to have some additional information.
Colonoscopy will reach the Caecum. How many polyps are there?What is the exact location?
Please scan the Colonoscopy report and send it as attachment.
If there is a Single polyp , it can be removed Colonoscopically and send the specimen for Histopathological examination.
Please send the Colonoscopy report for detailed explanation.
Hope I answered your query.
If you have any questions, I will clarify further.
Wish you good health.
Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (15 hours later)
5mm at 30 cm found two polyps same size
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
They should be removed.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
5mm polyps can be removed Colonoscopically.
I usually remove them and send for histopathological examination.
Please consult your Gastroenterologist and proceed accordingly.
Hope I answered your query.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What does polyps in a colonoscopy result suggest?

Brief Answer: Polyps have to be removed. Detailed Answer: Hi I would like to have some additional information. Colonoscopy will reach the Caecum. How many polyps are there?What is the exact location? Please scan the Colonoscopy report and send it as attachment. If there is a Single polyp , it can be removed Colonoscopically and send the specimen for Histopathological examination. Please send the Colonoscopy report for detailed explanation. Hope I answered your query. If you have any questions, I will clarify further. Wish you good health. Regards