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Polyps?

Im really concerned. My mom just told me my grandma found polyps on her. Now i know she used the wrong term(shes almost 80) but its scaring her. She made an appointment with a GYNO. She hasnt been to one in years. My question is are there bumps you can get around your anal area that are cancerous? She hasnt been sexually active in over15 years, so i dont know what else it could be? Im worried for her!! any ideas?

 
sweetstkissez22

Asked by sweetstkissez22 at 10:20 AM on Mar. 10, 2010 in Health

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Answers (5)
  • Could be hemorrhoids,too. They can cause lumps on the outside. HAs she been to her Doctor?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • Polyps are inside the colon.Warts are on the outside.Tumors or cysts can be outside also
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • I think she meant piles. Google it.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 10:47 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • Its not hemroids, she had those, and knows what they look and feel like. She made an appointment i believe. She didnt want anyone to know so i dont have a lot of details. Just worried. She just lost her husband a year ago, and the thought of her having cancer is terrifying!
    sweetstkissez22

    Answer by sweetstkissez22 at 10:48 AM on Mar. 10, 2010

  • polyps are inside in the colon. she should go to her family doctor not a gyn
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:21 PM on Mar. 10, 2010

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