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When I had my colonoscopy Tuesday, the doctor said he removed a small polyp and would let me know the results of the biopsy in a week or so. I was doing okay with this until today, when a close friend of mine said her husband had one polyp removed about the size of a pencil eraser and it killed him. (It had spread to lymph nodes.) I don't know why people do that. I know everyone is different, and mine's probably going to be benign, but I've been kind of worried ever since she said that. Right about now, I really could use some replies from those of you who have had polyps removed. It's hard to wait.
 
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On October 16th I had a colonoscopy done. The Dr. removed 2 small polyps. The week waiting period seemed very long. The end of the wait I was told that every thing was normal. Polyps were benign.I was some worried, like you. The result was a relief mentaly. I'm sure that you will find that you are OK too. I still have pain in the lower left abdomen area. IBS/adhesions, is what I'm being treated for. Mostly I treat myself. Search the webs and study the cook books, looking for help. ((((hugs)))) are on the way to you.
Wishing you well....
 
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On October 16th I had a colonoscopy done. The Dr. removed 2 small polyps. The week waiting period seemed very long. The end of the wait I was told that every thing was normal. Polyps were benign.I was some worried, like you. The result was a relief mentaly. I'm sure that you will find that you are OK too. I still have pain in the lower left abdomen area. IBS/adhesions, is what I'm being treated for. Mostly I treat myself. Search the webs and study the cook books, looking for help. ((((hugs)))) are on the way to you.
Wishing you well....
 

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I've had two precancerous polyps removed. My father has had two varieties of polyps removed. And friends of mine have had various polyps removed. I've never heard of a situation like your friend's husband's...must be very rare.
 

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I've had two precancerous polyps removed. My father has had two varieties of polyps removed. And friends of mine have had various polyps removed. I've never heard of a situation like your friend's husband's...must be very rare.
 

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I've had colonoscopies every year since 1990, with the exception of this year when I waited a year and a half. And, with the exception of this year, I had polyps removed every time (pre-cancerous). I now think that I will go 3 years for the next colonoscopy assuming that I'm feeling okay. As long as you keep checking at regular intervals, not the 5 or 10 years most doctors suggest, you should be okay. I would relax and pray for the best, but don't let the worries overtake everything else. I'm sure you'll be just fine. Phyllis
 

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I've had colonoscopies every year since 1990, with the exception of this year when I waited a year and a half. And, with the exception of this year, I had polyps removed every time (pre-cancerous). I now think that I will go 3 years for the next colonoscopy assuming that I'm feeling okay. As long as you keep checking at regular intervals, not the 5 or 10 years most doctors suggest, you should be okay. I would relax and pray for the best, but don't let the worries overtake everything else. I'm sure you'll be just fine. Phyllis
 
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Thanks very much, all of you. I really needed to hear some positive experiences! You guys are great!
 
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Thanks very much, all of you. I really needed to hear some positive experiences! You guys are great!
 

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I have posted this before not long ago but feel it is relevant to our discussions on calcium. Studies are showing that taking calcium helps to prevent colon cancer. I have had colonoscopies every 3 years for too long to remember. My first one was done because I was having heavy bleeding. The surgeon found a very large polyp and it was precancerous and we really "sweated" that one out until the results came back. Luckily it was harmless but from that experience he said I should have one every 3 years. Each time I have had a polyp. After reading the posts on this BB about calcium helping IBS I started taking the Caltrate 3 times a day. I had my last colonoscopy last February and for the first time I did NOT have a polyp! I asked my doctor if it could be because of all the calcuim I was taking and he said it very well could be!
 

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I have posted this before not long ago but feel it is relevant to our discussions on calcium. Studies are showing that taking calcium helps to prevent colon cancer. I have had colonoscopies every 3 years for too long to remember. My first one was done because I was having heavy bleeding. The surgeon found a very large polyp and it was precancerous and we really "sweated" that one out until the results came back. Luckily it was harmless but from that experience he said I should have one every 3 years. Each time I have had a polyp. After reading the posts on this BB about calcium helping IBS I started taking the Caltrate 3 times a day. I had my last colonoscopy last February and for the first time I did NOT have a polyp! I asked my doctor if it could be because of all the calcuim I was taking and he said it very well could be!
 
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