Does everyone show colon polyps symptoms?

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.
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.
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.

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Are there symptoms of colon polyps?

Not typically. On occasion, polyps may infarct, twist on their stalk, bleed, or secrete (villous tumors of the rectum) with resulting "diarrhea." however, most polyps & colon cancers are identified (hopefully) before symptoms develop. Early detection at a smaller polyp size means higher cure rates, lower risk of malignant transformation or invasion, & improved survival before cancer develops. Get a colonoscopy! Read more...

What kind of bleeding do colon polyps / cancer show?

Occult/hidden. Most of the time there is no visible blood. Testing for bleeding lesions requires testing for occult blood, fecal occult blood test (fbot). There is more than one method. If is recommended that this test be done three times each year on persons over the age of 50, unless they have undergone colonoscopy. Read more...

What are the symptoms of colonic polyps?

Not typically. On occasion, polyps may infarct, twist on their stalk, bleed, or secrete (villous tumors of the rectum) with resulting "diarrhea." however, most polyps & colon cancers are identified (hopefully) before symptoms develop. Early detection at a smaller polyp size means higher cure rates, lower risk of malignant transformation or invasion, & improved survival before cancer develops. Get a colonoscopy! Read more...
None. Colon polyps are generally asymptomatic which is why routine screening is recommended at age 50 (or earlier with a family history). Rarely polyps can bleed or be large enough to cause obstruction. Read more...

Is it common to have colon polyps in your 20's?

Possibly. We don't really know because most people don't get colonoscopies in their 20's. Most people start at age 50 for colon cancer screening. There are some inherited syndromes like Familial Polyposis that predispose someone to polyps, but they are exceedingly rare. The polyp should be biopsied to figure out what type it is, which will be very informative. 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...