• If you have had polyps removed during a colonoscopy, how many were removed? It seems that I am a "producer" of these things.

    Asked by GregP_WN on Sunday, March 18, 2018

    If you have had polyps removed during a colonoscopy, how many were removed? It seems that I am a "producer" of these things.

    I had 3 removed once and 5 the second time. They were precancerous too, which makes this one coming up tomorrow a little anxious.

    22 Answers from the Community

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    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      I know it isnt easy but if you fed yourself better the polyps would lessen.

      How about just trading cow milk for nut milk? They sell it already made but it is also a snap to make at home

      6 months ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Oh. And good wishes for tommorow's scoping.

      6 months ago
    • Lundmusik's Avatar
      Lundmusik

      With my first colonoscopy 22 years ago, they took out eight polyps, only one several years later, and none in the several checks since.

      6 months ago
    • Lundmusik's Avatar
      Lundmusik

      Best wishes for tomorrow

      6 months ago
    • Floridagirl6's Avatar
      Floridagirl6

      Have never had polyps - going in for my 5th colonoscopy this Tuesday.

      6 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I had one (benign) polyp found during my very first colonoscopy, and none found in the subsequent three since then (I had more than usual because I had rectal bleeding). Btw, I love cheese made with cows' milk and have no polyps, nor do I believe there is any scientific evidence of cows' milk causing polyps. In fact, here's something I found, on www.health.usnews.com:

      "Drink your milk. If you like and tolerate cow’s milk, here’s some good news: Consuming it regularly may have a modest protective effect against colorectal cancer. Higher intake of dietary calcium (including from supplements) and liquid milk in particular has been associated with decreased risk of developing colorectal cancer compared to lower intake. Importantly, relying on cheese as the primary source of calcium may not be the optimal strategy to help reduce colorectal cancer risk. Research suggests that high intakes of cheese may actually have the opposite effect, possibly due to its concentrated saturated fat content."

      Unfortunately for me, I DO eat lots of cheese....

      6 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I have only had one colonoscopy but i had precancerous polyps, too. I want to say there were 3, but i honestly don't remember for sure.

      Good luck tomorrow, Greg!!

      6 months ago
    • Lynne-I-Am's Avatar
      Lynne-I-Am

      I have had three colonoscopies. First one clear, second one they removed two benign polyps, third one was clear.

      6 months ago
    • IKickedIt's Avatar
      IKickedIt

      I am also a ‘PPP,’ a polyp-producing person! My first scope at 45yo due to bleeding-out (never any prior symptoms) revealed a large adenoma which was malignant, but no other polyps. After I was done my chemo and had the colonoscopy, another polyp was found, but benign. Regardless, I was angry, after all I had just gone thru six months of chemo and I was already producing more polyps. Since then, I have colonoscopies done every two years and always have at least one polyp removed each time, some pre-cancerous, others benign.

      While I am obviously upset and wish I wasn’t a ‘PPP,’ I am confident that being proactive and vigilant with the screenings, my doctor is removing the polyps quickly enough before they develop into malignancies.

      I have discussed diet and risk factors with my cancer team which is part of one of the top cancer centers in the country and they are not sold on the cow’s milk being a risk factor. In fact, as Carool mentioned, they believe the calcium-rich, low fat diet is more beneficial than harmful. They are much more concerned about meats and processed foods being harmful.

      6 months ago
    • biga17133's Avatar
      biga17133

      I to have only had one colonoscopy and they found a very small polyp which was benign when i turn 50 as doctor order,, the strange thing is 7 months later is when they found the Lung cancer..
      Prayers for tomorrow,,,,,Marven

      6 months ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar
      Paperpusher

      Personally, I've had 4 colonoscopies with no polyps. But my mother was a polyp farm. She even had a foot of her colon removed bc one polyp was so large that the dr felt sure it was cancerous. It was benign. She kept producing more and more polyps. I read a journal article that suggested that folic acid was somewhat protective for polyps. I suggested that she try it since it wouldn't hurt. Her dr was skeptical. But it worked for her. She went from having PP colonoscopies every 3 mos out to 6, then a year, now at every two years with few or no polyps. She loves her milk and cheese so for her it doesn't seem to have an correlation.

      6 months ago
    • banditwalker's Avatar
      banditwalker

      I had 4 removed years ago and none since. My husband had several removed at one time. The next colonoscopy they found more but several of the polyps were flat. Uh, flush with the lining. They sent him to another facility that could remove them. What they did was fill each polyp with a fluid that raised them. Then they were able to remove. They were also pre-cancerous but never amounted to anything.

      6 months ago
    • HOHOHO07's Avatar
      HOHOHO07

      My mother's father died of colon cancer. My mother survived colon cancer twice before she died from colon cancer. I had no polyps at my first colonoscopy at age 50 but about two years ago, they found and removed a very large, pre-cancerous polyp so I will be checked again in the next few weeks. I know diet matters but feel that genes have something to say as well so am depending on early detection!

      6 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      My father had colon cancer also.

      6 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      Is it done? Were there polyps?

      6 months ago
    • Jalemans' Avatar
      Jalemans

      I only had 1 coloscopy & they found several polups. Dad died of colon cancer. The doc sent me a letter & said I don't need another for 10 years?

      6 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      I "got-er-done", I only had one polyp so this one was better than the last, but, it was only 3 years out and the last one was 5 years out. This offending polyp was sent to be biopsied, I will know something about it in a week or so. At this point, all is well, my butt is ready to cool down now.

      6 months ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      Greg, good to hear! I bet you enjoyed dinner tonight.

      6 months ago
    • RubyFaye's Avatar
      RubyFaye

      My first one I had a couple and one of them was pre-cancer so I was put on the every 5 yr list and I have not had any since.

      My son-in-law is on the 3 yr plan because he always has polyps removed and they have been ok but his father died of colon cancer so they watch him closely..

      Good luck and saying a prayer that all is well.

      6 months ago
    • Paperpusher's Avatar
      Paperpusher

      To all who are going to have a colonoscopy, my GI doc has me use A & D ointment on my tush before the clean out starts. It really does help with the burn. Vaseline would work too.

      6 months ago
    • Gymmom's Avatar
      Gymmom

      Thanks for the help there Paperpusher. I'll be going in sometime this spring for my third scope. Haven't had any polyps to date. My mom, her father, and one of her brothers all died of colon cancer. But I got lymphoma. Go figure.

      6 months ago
    • SandiA's Avatar
      SandiA

      The first time I had three removed. I have had two colonoscopy’s since then and no more. My doctor told me yesterday I am going to have one again soon. Yippee!

      6 months ago

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