colonoscopies and polyps?

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Chronicallyill
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 12/16/2008 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering. I recently had a colonoscopy done in october and the doctor told me that he removed some polyps. Are polyps all bad or are they just kind of like skin tags? I heard that polyps can turn into cancer! confused kind of worried.
Age:22/6"1'/146lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal, 6mp
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Methotrexate as of October 2008
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, Chronic UTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s found a 6th G.I. crossing my fingers
Procedures: 4 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)


MikeB
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Date Joined Mar 2006
Total Posts : 1169
   Posted 12/16/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
As long as you had them removed you are fine. Not all polyps turn into cancer, but most colon cancers stem from polyps, though the transition time is very long -- 5-10 years by most estimates. You will need to have a scope to check for new polyps every few years for the rest of your life.

Chronicallyill
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 195
   Posted 12/16/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Man that bites the big one. I knew i was going to have to get them done regularly. This last colonoscopy was a disaster. i had to go back after a half hour of being released. I ended up having a perferation in the bowel from the air pressure. Got infected and stuff. Had a fever on and off for 2 days. Mmmmm morphine lol. kept me feeling sain. havent had that much pain in a very long time.
Age:22/6"1'/146lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal, 6mp
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Methotrexate as of October 2008
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, Chronic UTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s found a 6th G.I. crossing my fingers
Procedures: 4 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)

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