Polypectomy

Polypectomy is a minimally invasive procedure in which doctors remove abnormal growths of tissue, called polyps, from inside your colon and large intestine.

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What is a Polypectomy ?

Polypectomy is a minimally invasive procedure in which doctors remove abnormal growths of tissue, called polyps, from inside your colon and large intestine. In addition to being part of a routine colonoscopy and a therapeutic procedure, a polypectomy is used as a means to assess whether a growth is cancerous, precancerous, or non-cancerous.

What Is It Used To Treat?

The purpose of the surgery is to remove a polyp from the colon. It is done to prevent colon cancer. In some cases, larger polyps can be dangerous.

When Doctor Suggests To Get Polypectomy ?

Some symptoms, such as rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, change in stool color, Iron deficiency anemia, and bowel irregularities. A polyp removal will relieve these symptoms.

How To Prepare For the Procedure?

One will undergo the procedure after menstrual bleeding has ended and before ovulation begins for the next cycle. Discuss if you are noticing any bleeding disorders or any other medical supervision you are going through. The doctor may have samples in case of any transfusion required. Your doctor may suggest not taking any drug but you still should confirm what drug it allowed to take till the date of surgery.

What Will Happen During the procedure?

Polypectomy can be done via a colonoscope (a thin, flexible tube) by injecting fluid under the polyp to raise it, after which it is removed with a snare. A heating current in the snare cauterizes tissue at the cut to avoid bleeding. With the aid of a sedative, discomfort is minimal for polypectomy recipients.: 

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How One Will Feel After the Procedure?

Most patients can go home the same day. You may have increased cramping and vaginal bleeding for a day or two after the procedure. You may experience gas pains for about a day or so due to gas administered during the procedure.