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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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Dr. inderjit Deol
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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Genetics: Do you have family history of multiple polys and/or colon cancer. Even if do not, it would be prudent to have genetic testing done to assess your susceptibility to colon disease, especially cancer. It is unusual for an 18 year old to have multiple polyps.
Dr. inderjit Deol
Pathology 41 years experience
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Jul 6, 2015

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