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Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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  • Blood in stool

  • Stools looks like strawberry jam

  • Low red blood cell count on blood test

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  • Poop looks like strawberry jam

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What is Colonic Polyp?

Colonic polyps are benign growths that appear on the inner lining of your large intestine. Some have a chance of becoming malignant or cancerous over time.

Typical Symptoms of Colonic Polyp

  • Blood in stool

  • History of having blood in the stool on testing

  • Low red blood cell count on blood test

  • Drink alcohol regularly

  • Abdominal pain

  • Previously drank alcohol often

  • Diarrhea

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Colonic Polyp

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have blood in your stool?

  • Have you ever tested positive for occult blood in your stool?

  • Do you have anemia on your recent blood test?

  • Do you regularly drink alcohol?

  • Do you have a stomach ache?

Treatmentof Colonic Polyp

Since it is hard to determine the exact nature of a polyp, polyps found during colonoscopy are removed and sent to the lab for a microscopic analysis. During a colonoscopy, a small tube is passed through your anus to inspect the large intestine or colon.

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References

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    https://www.gastrojournal.org/article/S0016-5085(18)34946-1/fulltext

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  • American College of Gastroenterology

    https://gi.org/topics/colon-polyps/

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Reviewed By:

Samantha Nazareth, MD

Samantha Nazareth, MD (Gastroenterology)

Board-certified gastroenterologist. Experience managing gastrointestinal conditions (GERD, IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, celiac disease, NASH) within healthcare organizations (three ambulatory surgical centers, single-specialty practice, multi-specialty practice and solo practice).

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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