Colon Polyps Index

Featured: Colon Polyps Main Article

Colon are common growths on the inner lining of the colon. Colon polyps may become cancerous. There are several different types of colon polyps, and the chance of the polyp becoming cancerous depends on the type, size, and histology. Blood in the stool or rectal bleeding are the most common symptoms of colon polyps. Treatment for colon polyps depend on the type, size, and histology.

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Colon Cancer Colon cancer is a malignancy that arises from the inner lining of the colon. Most, if not all, of these cancers develop from...learn more »
      In This Article
      Colon Cancer Article
      • Colon cancer facts
      • What is cancer?
      • What is cancer of the colon and rectum?
      • What are the causes of colon cancer?
      • What are the symptoms of colon cancer?
      • What tests can be done to detect colon cancer?
      • How can colon cancer be prevented?
      • What are the treatments and survival for colon cancer?
      • What is the follow-up care for colon cancer?
      • What does the future hold for patients with colorectal cancer?
    • Stool Color Changes Stool color changes can very from green, red, maroon, yellow, white, or black. Causes of changes of stool color can range from...learn more »
      In This Article
      Stool Color Changes Article
      • Definition of stool color changes
      • What are the symptoms of stool color changes?
      • Green stools
      • Yellow, greasy, and foul smelling stool
      • Black tarry stools
      • Light-colored white or clay-colored stools
      • Bright red stools
      • Maroon stools
      • Mucous in the stool
      • Stool that floats
      • Changes in the size and shape of stool
      • When should I contact my doctor about stool color or texture changes?
      • Stool color chart
    • Colitis Inflammation of the inner lining of the colon is referred to as colitis. Symptoms of the inflammation of the colon lining include...learn more »
      In This Article
      Colitis Article
      • Colitis facts
      • What is colitis?
      • What are the causes (types) of colitis?
      • Infectious colitis
      • Ischemic colitis
      • Inflammatory bowel disease
      • Microscopic colitis
      • Allergic colitis in infants
      • What are the symptoms of colitis?
      • When should I contact my doctor about colitis?
      • How is colitis diagnosed?
      • How is colitis treated?
      • What is the prognosis for a patient with colitis?
    • Blood in the Stool (Rectal Bleeding) Rectal bleeding (blood in the stool) can be caused by a variety of benign conditions such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Blood in the Stool (Rectal Bleeding) Article
      • Definition of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)
      • What symptoms are associated with rectal bleeding?
      • What are some of the causes of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Anal fissures
      • Diverticulitis, IBD, AVM, ischemic colitis, cancer, intussusception
      • Bacterial or viral infections
      • Ulcers or gastritis
      • Esophageal bleeding
      • Other causes
      • When should I call a doctor for blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
      • How is the cause of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding) diagnosed?
      • What are the treatments for blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
      • Can blood in the stool (rectal bleeding) be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis of blood in the stool (rectal bleeding)?
    • Cancer Risk Factors Though it's difficult to say why some people develop cancer while others don't, research shows that certain risk factors increase...learn more »
      In This Article
      Cancer Risk Factors Article
      • Cancer risk factor facts*
      • What are cancer risk factors?
      • Growing older
      • Tobacco
      • Sunlight
      • Ionizing radiation
      • Certain chemicals and other substances
      • Some viruses and bacteria
      • Certain hormones
      • Family history of cancer
      • Alcohol
      • Poor diet, lack of physical activity, or being overweight
    • Melanosis Coli Melanosis coli is a condition that is often associated with prolonged laxative use....learn more »
      In This Article
      Melanosis Coli Article
      • What is melanosis coli?
      • What are the symptoms of melanosis coli?
      • What causes melanosis coli?
      • How is melanosis coli diagnosed?
      • What is the prognosis (outcome) of melanosis coli?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Procedures & Tests

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References


Terms related to Colon Polyps:

  • Polyps, Colon
  • Polyps, Rectal
  • Rectal Polyps