What are Colon Polyps?

Colon polyps are growths that occur on the inner walls of the large intestine and colon. These growths can cause colon cancer. Colon polyps called adenoma or adenomatous are the most common cause of colon cancer.

Symptoms of Colon Polyps

The following are common symptoms associated with colon polyps:

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Bloody stool
  • Black, maroon or bright red stool

Diagnosis of Colon Polyps

Colon polyps can be diagnosed by any of the following procedures:

  • Endoscopic colonoscopy
  • Virtual colonoscopy
  • Barium enema
  • Sigmoidoscopy

Treatment for Colon Polyps

Treatment for colon polyps consists of removing the polyp(s) from the colon. Colon polyps can be removed with an endoscope. After the polyps have been removed they are examined under a microscope to determine whether or not they are cancerous.

For more information about the removal of colon polyps and colon cancer prevention, please call 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355 or email us.