Re: 30 gastric polyps removed
Hi there I am a new member and I just had a colonoscopy (they removed a polyp, had a biopsy and it was benign. At the same time, I had an endoscopy and they found more than a dozen polyps in my stomach and only removed one , did a biopsy and test for bacteria and both test came back negative. Why did they not remove them all when they were in there? It really has me worried... The Dr. just said we will monitor it and next year, if you want we will remove them. He said it would take 2 or 3 hours to remove them all... should I get a second opinion in regards to having them removed before the next endoscopy? I have never had any stomach problems now, but when I was in my 20's I had a bout of colitis, but it never came back ever... Being that they found them , should he have removed them then?
He also said it was some type of genetic condition... I don't even know of anyone in my family ever having this condition. Any advice would be most welcomed! Thanks!!! Gibbyj