A 18-year-old female asked:
I had four colon polyps removed, one was 15mm and causing bleeding in stool. i was told i didnt has ibs/chrons/colitis. what caused these polyps then?
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Pathology 41 years experience
Colon polyps: There are many causes of colon polyps. Colitis like crohns and ulcerative colitis can cause polyps. They could be hereditary (familial polyposis) or could be due to chronic constipation or prolong irritation. Sometimes there is no underlying cause determined.
Polyps can cause bleeding. but if polyps are benign without dysplasia or carcinoma, you are fine after removal. Follow doctor's advise.
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Last updated Jun 8, 2019
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