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Does everyone show colon polyps symptoms?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: NO they don't

Most people with colon polyps have no symptoms! that's why it is so important for people to get screened when appropriate.
Generally when you are 50, and maybe sooner if there is a family history of colon polyps.

In brief: NO they don't

Most people with colon polyps have no symptoms! that's why it is so important for people to get screened when appropriate.
Generally when you are 50, and maybe sooner if there is a family history of colon polyps.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Scott Browning
Symptoms tend to occur late in the polyp-cancer sequence, very late. The best chance of preventing colon cancer is to follow screening guidelines, not wait for symptoms.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

Most polyps unless they are cancerous or partially obstructing the colon do not cause symptoms.
African american patients should start screening colonoscopy at the age of 45, otherwise start at the age of 50 or younger if you have a family history of colon cancer.

In brief: Usually not

Most polyps unless they are cancerous or partially obstructing the colon do not cause symptoms.
African american patients should start screening colonoscopy at the age of 45, otherwise start at the age of 50 or younger if you have a family history of colon cancer.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cancer

Cancer is now the number 1 (número uno) cause of death age 60-79 in the US, more than cardiovascular disease.
Lung cancer by far the most deadly cancer (more than colon, breast, ovarian & prostate all together). Please ask for cancer screening: colonoscopy, Pap, mammogram and PSA. No excuse not to be screened specially after age 50, even younger depending on family history and type of cancer.

In brief: Cancer

Cancer is now the number 1 (número uno) cause of death age 60-79 in the US, more than cardiovascular disease.
Lung cancer by far the most deadly cancer (more than colon, breast, ovarian & prostate all together). Please ask for cancer screening: colonoscopy, Pap, mammogram and PSA. No excuse not to be screened specially after age 50, even younger depending on family history and type of cancer.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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