1. Uterine polyps don’t actually return after a D&C, but you are more likely to “grow” additional polyps once you have had polyps. A technicality in terms, but basically the answer is yes: after treatment, you can have polyps again. However, women are able to successfully become pregnant, if this is your primary concern.
What happens if you remove polyp from colon?
This means if we removed the entire polyp during your colonoscopy, you may not need additional treatment. Surgery to remove additional tissue in the area may be necessary if the cancer has grown beyond the lining of the colon. This is known as a colectomy.
What to do after polyp removal?
After polyp removal, certain steps may lower your risk of colon cancer: Eat less meat: Eat a healthy diet, with minimal red meat—especially processed or cured meats. Studies suggest that people with meat-rich diets tend to have higher rates of colon cancer.
Can polyps be removed from colon cancer?
However, because almost all colon cancers begin as a seemingly benign polyp, we generally remove any polyps we discover. Once removed, we send them to a laboratory and look at them under a microscope for further testing.
What is the procedure for removing uterine polyps?
This is called a hysteroscopy. It helps diagnose polyps. Treatments for uterine polyp removal include: Polypectomy. This is a procedure to remove a polyp. It can be done in a clinic or hospital. You’ll need local numbing or general (full) anesthesia. Hysterectomy. This surgery removes the entire uterus.
What happens if you remove large colon polyps?
They have bigger arteries, and removing them may cause substantial bleeding. Removing big polyps could accidentally perforate the colon. “The wall of the right colon is thinner than the wall on the left, so removal of right-sided polyps is more risky,” says Dr. Church. Some large polyps are awkwardly positioned or too flat to be easily snared.
Can you remove a polyp during a colonoscopy?
Until now, polyps that are too large to be removed safely during a colonoscopy required patients to undergo a colectomy to remove them. This is a major abdominal operation that requires general anesthesia and removing a piece of the large intestine—which means there are many potential risks as a result.
What happens after a repeat colonoscopy?
These are also removed. After polyps are removed, you will need to return for an additional colonoscopy. There is a 25% to 30% chance that a repeat colonoscopy will find additional polyps. How soon you need to return for follow-up depends largely on the size of the polyps found in the first exam.
How do you know if you have colon polyps?
Since there are usually no symptoms associated with colon polyps, doctors recommend regular colon cancer screenings to identify polyps or early signs of cancer in the large intestine. If your doctor discovers you have one or more polyps, the removal procedure will be determined based upon size.