Polyps of the Colon and Rectum
What are polyps?
Polyps are abnormal growths rising from the lining of the colon or rectum. Most polyps are painless and without symptoms; however, some polyps can cause bleeding, abnormal discharge or abdominal pain. Polyps are most often discovered during routine colonoscopies.
What is the treatment for colon and rectal polyps?
Once discovered, removal of polyps is recommended, as there is no way to tell which could become cancerous. Most often, polyps can be removed painlessly during colonoscopy; however, larger polyps sometimes require surgery.