What Is a Sessile Polyp?

Q:
What is a sessile polyp?
A:
Polyps are small growths that develop in the tissue lining inside some organs, particularly in colon or intestines. However, they can also grow in the stomach, ears, vagina, and throat. Sessile polyps are one of the two main shapes of polyps which grow flat on the tissue lining of the organ.
Sessile polyp
They can also blend in with the lining of the organ, which sometimes makes them tricky to find and treat. Sessile polyps are considered precancerous. They can typically be removed during a colonoscopy or follow-up surgery.
Any person can get sessile polyps. Developing the disorder is a result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The following can increase the risk of getting them:
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Eating red meat
  • Eating food with high fat
  • Being 50 years old or older
  • Consuming diet that has low fiber
  • Being obese or having a lot of weight.
If you have any questions, please ask your doctor for help.
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