Hi, first day here;
I am 35, and I have had diarrhea for a little over six years. It got to the point where I had to wear adult briefs when I slept because I could not control my bowels. I finally got into a GI doctor and he scheduled a colonoscopy/endoscopy and told me that in the mean time I should try giving up wheat gluten, to see how that changes things.
well he took biopsies of several areas of my stomach and intestines and while he was at it he removed a polyp from my colon. Good news is it isn't celiac disease, but an intolerance to gluten because things are normalizing, except for a bit of constipation.
The bad news is, the polyp was pre-cancerous. I had had a colonoscopy done two years ago and there was nothing there, and there is no history of colon cancer in my family, so if it grew in two years to the point that they could tell that it would have turned into cancer, how long before another polyp grows back that does turn into cancer?
Any insight? the doc scheduled my next colonoscopy for five years, but is there a chance that might be to late?
thanks for the help.