• Tummy Polyps

    Asked by CrazyHarry on Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Tummy Polyps

    I just had a Upper endoscopy to see why was having swallowing problems. They found many medium sized sessile polyps in my tummy. Anybody else have this problem, and if so, how much longer do I have to live? :)

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    • IronMom45's Avatar
      IronMom45

      Can't answer your questions but wanted to say thinking of you and hope you get answers. Prayers and positive thoughts.

      over 4 years ago
    • Cole's Avatar
      Cole

      Since they are sessile, I am assuming they didn't remove them during the endoscopy...can they remove them with surgery? I do not know much about cancer in the stomach other than it runs in my family too. You've had it rough Harry that is for sure.

      over 4 years ago
    • NanaL's Avatar
      NanaL

      Oh XXX Harry, I sure hate to hear this. What did your oncologist say about prognosis or treatment? I've never heard of sessile polyps. Sending thoughts and prayers to you my friend.

      over 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Did they do a biopsy to see if they are cancer. You need to get an answer from your Dr. Keep bugging him/her until you get an answer.
      Sending prayers your way. .

      over 4 years ago
    • CrazyHarry's Avatar
      CrazyHarry

      Biopsied and waiting for results. Too much stress waiting. Could be over the holiday weekend.

      Yikes!!

      over 4 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Why not just relax and ejhoy your family time for the holidays? At least your doctors were smart & caring enough to actually do a biopsy. The odds are just as good that the growths developed in reaction to chemotherapy as for any other reason.
      Best wishes

      over 4 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Geekling is right there is nothing you can do until the results are in. Relax and enjoy. Or if you must do some positive research. By positive I mean find out about new treatments clinical trials etc. You will be surprised and encouraged about how many advances there have been in cancer treatment.

      over 4 years ago
    • elaine6s' Avatar
      elaine6s

      Unfortunately life everything else with cancer it's hurry up and wait when it comes to results. Here is a prayer to God that the polyps are benign and not malignant.
      Not to make a crappy comparison but I am on the 3 year plan to have conoloscopies. Everytime they find polyps and every time it's we'll let you know in a week when the results come back. So far so good. They have been benign. I also have GERD and have several upper endoscopies., no polyps just a hiatial (sp?) hernia and some erosion. I must take prevacid 2 x a day and zantac at night, have been doing this for years. Try to find something that you enjoy doing while you wait or you will drive yourself crazy about the 'what if's' (a very good friend of mine). All you can do now is wait to see what the results are and what the doctors plans are. ((hugs))

      over 4 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      CH, you need to learn to listen to Aunties Geekling & BoiseB.

      The odds of these polyps being other than benign are extremely low. So low, in fact, that is the doctor wants to remove them, you can tell him you'd rather be treated for the bacteria which causes ulcers (H Pylori) first.

      https://www.google.com/#q=sessile+polyps+in+stomach

      You've also got to start taking interest in the quality of what goes down your gullet. Has anyone told you that you are anemic? Have ulcers? GERD?

      Have a great weekend!

      Relax and picture yourself well.

      over 4 years ago
    • kkcomm's Avatar
      kkcomm

      As a wise but crazy guy recently posted on my wall......oh F-word! I hate hate hate waiting. Always have but now of course I am even more impatient when it comes to test results. Feeling your frustration CH. just decide that they are nothing and do something fun this weekend!

      over 4 years ago
    • CrazyHarry's Avatar
      CrazyHarry

      Auntie Geekling,

      I do have quite a case of GERD. No ulcers ( besides my daughter). Not anemic.

      As for eating, I have cut out red meat. Eating more salad, veggies, fish, chicken, turkey.

      My big downfall is my sweet tooth. Love cookies, ice cream, etc.

      over 4 years ago

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