Serrated Polyposis Syndrome (SPS)

Posted by countrygirlusa @countrygirlusa, Dec 17, 2018

I am a 61 year old female diagnosed with SPS after my first screening colonoscopy (no symptoms) 3 years ago. I had 3 clearing scopes in 2016 to remove 25+ polyps and am now on a yearly colonoscopy schedule with less than 15 found in 2017 and 2018. If anyone else out there has this condition, have you found any decrease in polyp growth after making lifestyle/diet changes? I do not smoke and eat a mostly plant based diet since my diagnosis. Thank you!

@countrygirlusa I have heard of what you have. My Dr. said I maybe what is called a Polyp farmer. Someone who's body harvests polyps very quickly. I was getting scoped alot now it has settled down and the Doc says every 3 yrs for screenings. I am not sure why this was happening?
Better that they remove them early..
Wish you the best
Jackie

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I was recently diagnosed with Serrated Polyposis Syndrome and will be undergoing colonoscopies and polyp removal at 6-mo intervals for the next year. Hoping I can get to annual and not have to have my colon removed. I would be interested to hear if anyone on this thread have experience with this disease and if lifestyle changes, supplements, have had any positive effects. Any positive and hopeful stories would be appreciated.

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@rosemaryinez

I was recently diagnosed with Serrated Polyposis Syndrome and will be undergoing colonoscopies and polyp removal at 6-mo intervals for the next year. Hoping I can get to annual and not have to have my colon removed. I would be interested to hear if anyone on this thread have experience with this disease and if lifestyle changes, supplements, have had any positive effects. Any positive and hopeful stories would be appreciated.

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Hello, I adopted a mostly plant based diet after my SPS diagnosis in 2015, take Turmeric and multi vitamins, and walk 3-4 times per week. My polyp count was only 6 at the last annual scope. Another benefit was I lost some excess pounds so I think my overall health has improved with these lifestyle changes. The most important thing is I still have my colon!!

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@rosemaryinez

I was recently diagnosed with Serrated Polyposis Syndrome and will be undergoing colonoscopies and polyp removal at 6-mo intervals for the next year. Hoping I can get to annual and not have to have my colon removed. I would be interested to hear if anyone on this thread have experience with this disease and if lifestyle changes, supplements, have had any positive effects. Any positive and hopeful stories would be appreciated.

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Hi @rosemaryinez, I want to add my welcome. Thank you @countrygirlusa for your positive story and that you were able to keep your colon and improve your health. That will surely be encouraging for Rosemary.

Rosemary, when is your next colonoscopy? Have you experienced any delays in treatment due to COVID?

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