What Happens if I have Hamartomas?

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If you only have a few small hamartomas, the x-ray and examination of the large and small intestine should be repeated every 2 years. If a polyp is not too large and is in an area which can be reached by a scope, it may be possible to remove it through the scope. If a polyp is larger than 1.5 cm, it should be surgically removed. Surgery may also be indicated for abdominal pain when worrisome intestinal polyps are picked up on x-ray or a scope, or a bowel blockage occurs, or the polyps bleed, or a change in polyp tissue is diagnosed microscopically.

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