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Posted by mkmcdaniels@hotmail.com on October 27, 2000 at 09:32:21:

In Reply to: Re: Stomach Polyps(Rosalita) posted by Tammy on August 08, 2000 at 16:50:45:

: : : My mom, who is 51 yrs old, recently had an endoscopy and the doctor found numerous stomach polyps (about 50). They did a biopsy on three of them and luckily the results came back negative. However, there are still many polyps which could be cancerous and she is not getting much input from the doctors. They want her to get a colonoscopy to make sure she doesn't have any in her colon. Has anyone ever experienced this or does anyone have any info? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
: : there is a genetic condition called cowdens syndrome which produces poylops. you can get polyps in the colon and the stumache, and other places. the good news is these poloyps are harmless except for this condition can cause, or be a link to possible breast and thyroid cancer. they probably want to do a colonoscopy to see if this appears to be something genetic. this condtion causes such a wide variety of polyp type growths it is very difficult to diagnose. does your mom have a history of fibrocystic breast lumps or thyroid growths , or other direct family members have problems with that . if so have them check her out for that. if the poloyps are only in the stumache, and are beningn and nowhere else its probably completely unrelated to anything genetic.

: Rosalita - thanks for the info. I told my mom and she was wondering if you were the one who actually had the polyps, if so what symptoms did you have? If it wasn't you, where did you find your information? Thank you so much for your help!

My 28 year old son has just been diganosed with Cowdens Syndrome - he had a bleeding ulcer and in treating that found pylops in his esphoges and stomach - they then checked his colon and found "hundreds" - can you tell me any sites/publications to look at for information or give me any information that you have about this.
Thanks,
Kay


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