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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What causes pseudopolyps and how are they treated?

    I have Ulcerative Colitis (UC) and my last scope I was told that all looked ok and it is no longer severe but that I have a lot of pseudopolyps .

    What causes pseudopolyps and how are they treated?
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    It's good news that everything is Ok and your UC is no longer severe.  Psuedopolyps look a bit like a tumour or polyp, but they are merely remnants of tissue, normal or inflamed, that appear between damaged or eroded areas of the bowel lining.  Such damage, which can be permanent, is a result of severe UC and in your case it would have occurred during past episodes of severe, active disease.  There is no need to do anything, but for reassurance speak to your gastroenterologist.

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