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I had a colonoscopy on friday. The report says I had 4

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I had a colonoscopy on friday. The report says I had 4 sessile polyps in the proximal rectum ranging in size from 3mm to 5 mm. These were removed and sent in to the lab. Will you give me a little information on this diagnosis? I wasn't able to talk to the doctor after the procedure and his office said it could take up to 2 weeks before the results from the biopsy will come in.
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Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am a type 1 diabetic. I keep my sugars in tight control. a1c usually is 6.9. I have hypertension and take meds for that and blood pressure is good. I had ulcerative colitus 2 years ago and was
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

Polyps are benign usually. Sessile polyps do not have a stalk. These have risk factor of converting in cancer. Biopsy will tell if any of them had any change from benign to cancer. You would need periodic colonoscopy to look for new polyps.

If your ulcerative colitis has been diagnosed for more than 10 years; removal of colon may be advised as this predisposes for rectum and colon cancer.

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