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    Colon Polyps

    Colon polyps and the location of the colon

    Colon polyps are growths in the colon or rectum. The cause of most colon polyps is not known.

    Most polyps do not cause symptoms. But large polyps are more likely than small polyps to cause symptoms such as rectal bleeding.

    Some polyps are attached to the wall of the colon or rectum by a stalk or stem (pedunculated). Some have a broad base with little or no stalk (sessile).

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
    Last Revised April 12, 2013

    Last Revised: April 12, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology

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