Last year I was experiencing severe diarreah and going to the bathroom anywhere from 5-10 times a day consistently. I made an appointment with a gastroenternoligist and he said he wanted to do a colonoscopy. I got the colonoscopy done at age 27 and it came back without have Colitis or Chrons disease but he did find a 7mm polyp near my rectum. When i went for my follow up he told me that the polyp was precancerous and if i did not come if for my systems which were not related to the polyp, the polyp would have turned into cancer in 2-3 years. This week I just had another colonoscopy and he found a small polyp and removed it. This still has to be tested.
I am very concerned that I am so young and keep getting these polyps. Does this mean I will get colon cancer? Any suggestions of tests I should have my doctor do? I am only 28 and everywhere I look it seems most people do not have issues until their fifties. Any suggestions or advice how to proceed is greatly appreciated.
Having inflammatory intestinal disease like Crohn's disease, greatly increases the risk for colon polyps and colon cancer.
That's why you got the polyps earlier that the usual years after 50.
There is a 25 to 30 percent chance that polyps will be present on a repeat colonoscopy done three years after the initial polypectomy (polyp removal).
According to the size and appearance of the polyp, the doctor can suspect it as a one that have a potential to get cancerous.
It takes approximately 10 years for a small polyp to develop into cancer.
You'll need to have regular colonoscopy examinations and to try to avoid eating food high in fat and food low in fiber, smoking and sedentary life style!
I am a 37 year old female and just had a precancerous polyp removed and like you felt like it is too soon for that. My doctor even said that. I guess we will need to have repeat colonoscopies to head off any risks of the polyps developing into cancer. Did your doctor tell you what kind it was? (tubular,etc)I was reallly upset but try to think that I was very blessed to have it checked early. Wishing you the best.
I am 27 and just had a colonoscopy with 2 polyps removed both were benign. Doctor said I was too young as well. My dad has had polyps several times - first when he was 39, so who knows how long he had them for before he went in to the doctor. Doctor said it could be genetic. I am normal weight and a non-smoker so who knows. You're not alone!
I too jus t had 2 polyps removed today. I am 37. there were signs of swelling and abnormality at entrance to small intestines. Nurse told me that there is no test that allows a doctor to examine the entire small bowel. I Have another test Thursday. Not sure what to expect. It is a baruim follow through of the small Intestines.
I've been pretty sick for the last 2 years with know real explanation. My sed rate has been elevated and vit. D is low. I have also gained almost 40 lbs in the last year. Multiple trips to the dr. Mri's CAT scans ultra sounds blood tests and know conclusive answers I'm a mommy to 4 girls and a wife. I truelly need my health back!
I am a 73 year old male. I have had small polyps removed about 6 years ago. No cancer. I had a colonoscopy on Monday, April 27th. My Doctor found a 50 MM plus on my ascending colon. He removed a lot of it. Sent pieces to lab for a biospy. Waiting for the results. Concerned and worried. Appreciate any feedback. Thank you for your time and consideration.