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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).
April 27, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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