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Question by  wonhunglo (19)

Should I be worried about a sessile polyp in my sigmoid colon?


Answer by  vietnamgirls (1177)

If you had the polyp removed, you probably have nothing to worry about. Benign Polyps, if not removed, can turn into malignant ones, indicating colon cancer.


Answer by  salsafoodie (3146)

You should be worried about this, as it can lead to a major blockage in your colon if it is not treated properly.


Answer by  pinoot1976 (267)

You should be alert about it but not be overtly worried. Sessile polyps, as compared to pedunculated polyps, has a slightly higher association with a pre-cancerous state. However, in general, polyps are usually non-cancerous at the onset but requires regular surveillance with a repeat colonoscopy, depending on your physicians advice.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

A sessile polyp is a flat growth on a mucous membrane which is not attached to it by a stalk. There is no need to worry unnecessarily. However the concern you should have is that any type of polyp has the potential to develop into a malignancy over time. Physicians remove all polyps found during colonoscopies because of this concern.

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