Do colon polyps hurt?

No. Most colon polyps are painless unless they are so big they cause constipation. Also large colon polyps can transform to colon cancer.
No. Colon polyps should not hurt. That is why it is important for patients over 50 and especially if there is a family history to get a colonoscopy to screen for polyps. Other than occasionally bleeding from polyps or a change in bowel habitsmost people dont know they have them. Polyps can be benign or malignant in which case they must be removed before they can turn into cancer.
No. They do not typically cause pain, unless they are very very large (and this would be rare). That is why colonoscopy as a screening tool for colon polyps is so important.
No. Not typically, unless they are pedunculated and either become pulled or twisted on its stalk.
No. The majority of colon polyps cause no pain. As mentioned by my colleagues, if the polyp is large enough to cause an obstruction, then you may notice symptoms of obstruction (thin stool, constipation, possible bleeding, etc.) any change in your normal stool habits should be checked by your physician. In addition, the removal of polyps through a colonoscopy is also usually painless.
No. Polyps do not hurt. If a polyp has gotten huge, then it can block the passage of stool, called a bowel obstruction, and that can hurt. Having a polyp removed in colonoscopy also doesn't hurt. All people of average risk for colon cancer should be screened for the polyps at 50. It is important not to wait until some symptom makes you get checked.
Yes. Usually no. Only rarely when a polyp grows large enough to cause some obstruction to the colon. Most are totally painless, sometimes precancerous, and are exactly the reason everyone over 50 years of age should have a colonoscopy screening for cancer.
Yes. Colonic polyps cause no pain. This is why colonoscopies are so useful - you are looking for something that causes no overt symptom.

Related Questions

I'm scared of getting an colonoscopy to look for colonic polyps. Does it hurt?

No. In the hands of a well trained gastroenterologist using the right sedation, you should feel no pain during colonoscopy. The procedure should last around 20 to 30 minutes. You may feel some bloating after colonoscopy. You need to ask your gastroenterologist what type of sedation is used. Propofol is clearly superior to versed/valium. Read more...
Yes. You will receive procedural sedation, which means medications will be given like versed and result in moderate sedation (formerly called conscious sedation). Versed causes short term amnesia, so you will most likely not remember the procedure and likely ask if they are going to start the procedure when it is actually completed. The final answer is that you will most likely not have pain. Read more...
No. As stated above, an anesthesiologist is present during the test to give sedation and pain medication. So while there is pain, you should not avoid the test because a) you will receive medication to prevent it and b) the sedative causes you to forget what happened during the test. For example: having surgery to remove a gallbladder has pain, the pain is completely treated and you're sedated. Read more...

What are colon polyps?

Abnormal gowths . Neoplasia is a general term to describe abnormal growth pattern, cancer-like, unregulated by normal bodily control systems. Some colon polyps are destined to become cancerous, some are not, so all polyps are usually removed when they are found so we can distinguish the difference under the microscope, not by appearance which can fool you. Read more...

How do you remove colon polyps?

By scope vs. surgery. If your colon polyps are identified colonoscopically, they can be removed piecemeal by cold biopsy, or cauterized by wrapping a snare around the polyp & adding electricity. Even large polyps can be colonoscopically removed in their entirety by emr (endoscopic mucosal resection). Invasive adenomas, dysplastic polyps, & frank malignancies may require surgery (usually laparoscopic). Read more...