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Hard polypoid lesions

Hi I'm a 25yr old female looking and hoping to get some advice and information as I am really worried. I had a colonoscopy today to try and find the source of my anaemia as I also have a history of bleeding and mucous. The Colonoscopy revealed that I have a hard polypoid lesion of the anal canal and the doctor has madea surgical referral but all this will be followed up with my doctor in towards mid to the end of feb once the biopsy samples have come back. I have tried looking up info on what polypoid lesions are and only found a few academic studies on malignancy and poplypoid lesions. Could anyone give me any info on what a polypoid lesion is and can they be cancerous?
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First Helper Georginaw

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replied January 31st, 2010
"Polypoid lesions" are lumps or masses of tissue, and they commonly occur in the colon and rectum. Most polypoid lesions will turn out to be benign, although a small number of them will contain cancer (a benign polyp would be far more likely in someone your age). Unfortunately, until the biopsy results come back, it is impossible to say whether or not your anorectal canal polyp is benign or malignant.

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