Colon Polypectomy: Call Your Doctor If Any Of The Following Occurs
A colon polypectomy is the removal of polyps from the inside lining of the colon, also called the large intestine. A polyp is a mass of tissue. Some types of polyps can develop into cancer. Most polyps can be removed during a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.
A Colon Polyp
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The purpose of the surgery is to remove a polyp. It is done to prevent cancer.
In rare cases, larger polyps can cause troublesome symptoms, such as rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, and bowel irregularities. A polyp removal will relieve these symptoms.
Last reviewedSeptember 2013by Daus Mahnke, MD
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