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Can satomach polyps be cured? treated? After initial endoscopy when is repeat necessary?

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There are four types of gastric (stomach) polyps: hyperplastic polyp, the fundic gland polyp, inflammatory polyp and adenomatous polyp. Only the adenomatous polyp, which is the rarest kind could be a precursor to cancer.
Now, the problem is that a doctor can’t say during endoscopy which polyp is which, so basically all gastric polyps are completely removed for biopsy. When there are a few polyps, then at least five which are the largest are removed for biopsy.
Now, the follow-up endoscopy is usually ordered just for the polyps that are adenomatous type but if others are larger than 1-2 cm, your doctor may order another endoscopy.
Work closely with your doctor and you will be fine.
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