I am 28 years old, and 5 years ago, I started
having severe diarrhea. I went to see a GI
specialist, And had a barium enema, and a
colonoscopy done. They found pre-cancerous
polyps (adenomas). I still have been having
minor problems with diarrhea since then.
Lately, about the last 6 months I have been
feeling very ill, with extreme tirednwss and
severe diarrhea again. Should I have more
tests done now? Can polyps cause diarrhea?
Several comments regarding polyps before we discuss the diarrhea. First, you are young to have polyps. Is there a family history of colon polyps or cancer? SEcond, how many polyps were removed and how big were they? Third, did you have a follow-up colonoscopy and what were the findings of that study? This information is important to estimate your risk for colon cancer and to determine the type of follow-up that you need. If you are at higher than normal risk for colon cancer, then you will require frequent colonscopy.
As a rule, wedo not attribute diarrhea to colon polyps.
I suggest that you see your physician to be re-evaluated for the cause of the diarrhea and fatigue.
This information is presented for educational purposes only. Always ask specific questions to your personal physician.
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