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A family member had a colonscopy this week, Age 41.The Dr.

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A family member had a colonscopy this week, Age 41.The Dr. did not remove the polyp but said it would pass in the stool. Never heard of this before so I am worried. Marg.

mysticdoc : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
mysticdoc : Hello,
mysticdoc : Thanks for your question.
mysticdoc : I never heard that either.
mysticdoc : A polyp is attached to the colon wall.
mysticdoc : It cannot pass with the stool.
mysticdoc : Hence, this may be something else like impacted stool ---not polyp
Customer: It was a polyp, the Dr. cut it but could not remove it and said it will pass with stool.
mysticdoc : Ok --if the polyp was cut, then it will come out with stool.
mysticdoc : Otherwise not possible.
Customer: Is there an explanation why it could not be removed by Dr.?
mysticdoc : likely due to the awkward location ( at the corner or flexure), small size.
Customer: Is this usual or rare, no one seems to have heard of this .
mysticdoc : not common
mysticdoc : can happen sometimes.
mysticdoc : does not sound concerning.
Customer: Is age 41 a reason to worry and be concerned?
mysticdoc : is there any family history of colon cancer?
Customer: Don't know as my Son was adopted.
mysticdoc : ok
mysticdoc : why was the colonoscopy ordered?
Customer: Rectal bleeding, change in stool and weight loss.
mysticdoc : any other polyp found?
Customer: I think there was more than one.
mysticdoc : ok then not concerning.
mysticdoc : There should be adequate tissue sample for biopsy then.
Customer: Thank you for your help, Marg.
mysticdoc : very welcome
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