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Severe diarrhea
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Severe diarrhea


  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?
  Thank you
__________
Dear Nicole,
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.
HFHSM.D.-rf
*keywords: colon polyps, diarrhea
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