News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Stomach Polyps


 maiden75 - Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:29 am

I am a 31 year old female, with a past history of stomach pain, took lots of TUMS and Pepto before ever going to the doctor, never given an exact diagnosis, just giv\ven Nexium. About 2 years ago, I went to the doctor for stomach pain. She did an Upper GI, and found a few polyps. She said I should not be concerned about them and prescribed Nexium, which resolved my pain. I haven't needed to take it in quite some time, and I very rarely get the pain anymore. I have read that most polyps are removed, just to be safe. Should I ask that the polyps be removed, even though she says they are of no concern?? What would cause her to think they are not of any concern? I just feel like everything I've read shows that they should be taken out, and it is worrying me!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:20 pm

User avatar Unlike colon polyps, small stomach (gastric) polyps rarely become cancerous. If they were large or there were many of them the doctor would have likely ordered a gastroscopy to get a better idea of the type of polyp. I suspect this decision was made based on the size and quantity of polyps found in your stomach.

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here