Last weak I had a flexible sigmoidoscopy and there were clearly several 5 or 6) small bumps in my colon that I had not seen before. My GI said they were the early formations of polyps and he took several biopsies of them. I didn’t get a chance to ask him many questions about
them so I emailed him yesterday and received a reply today. I asked him if they could possible become cancerous and if I should have them removed. His reply was:
“The polyps in your colon are almost certainly inflammatory (due to the colitis associated inflammation) but biopsies that were taken will confirm that. If they are inflammatory their chance of becoming cancerous is extremely small and probably the same risk as the rest of the inflamed lining of the colon. The biopsies should be back later this week or early next week. We don't usually remove inflammatory polyps but do continue to follow them (and the entire colon) on a regular basis to check for precancerous changes.”
Has anyone had a similar situation? They appeared out of no ware. I didn’t see any at my last sig only 4 months ago.
Diagnosed in 2000 at age 43 with UC extending half way across transverse colon.
Allergic reaction to Asacol, Pentasa and Dipentum - can’t take any more 5ASAs.
Prednisone - worked well for 1 month, then side effects became unbearable.
6-MP - blood tests showed not metabolizing properly.
Corticosteroid enema, Flagyl, Ciprofloxin, VSL#3, Adacolumn Apheresis – no effect
Methotrexate with Remicade - 7 infusions with no improvement
Folic Acid and B12 injections.
Currently in Abatacept trial - waiting for remision