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What are the symptoms of colonic polyps?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Often none
Polyps are generally asymptomatic, that's why we do colonoscopy for screening.

In brief: Often none
Polyps are generally asymptomatic, that's why we do colonoscopy for screening.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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