Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Treatment depends on the type of stomach polyps you have:

  • Small polyps that aren't adenomas. These polyps might not require treatment. They typically don't cause signs and symptoms and only rarely become cancerous. Your doctor might recommend periodic monitoring so that growing polyps or polyps that cause signs and symptoms can be removed.
  • Large polyps. These polyps might need to be removed. Most stomach polyps can be removed during endoscopy.
  • Adenomas. These polyps can become cancerous and are usually removed during endoscopy.
  • Polyps associated with familial adenomatous polyposis. These polyps are removed because they can become cancerous.

Your doctor will likely recommend follow-up endoscopy to check for recurring polyps.

Treating H. pylori infection

If you have gastritis caused by H. pylori bacteria in your stomach, your doctor will likely recommend treatment with antibiotics. Treating an H. pylori infection may make hyperplastic polyps disappear, and may also stop polyps from recurring.

Oct. 17, 2015