A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. Most colon polyps are harmless. But over time, some colon polyps can develop into colon cancer, which is often fatal when found in its later stages. There are two main categories of polyps, non-neoplastic and neoplastic.
Colonic (Colorectal) Polyps: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis
Colorectal polyps are commonly found during standard screening exams of the colon large intestine and rectum the bottom section of your colon. Polyps are abnormal growths that start in the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Some polyps are flat while others have a stalk. Colorectal polyps can grow in any part of the colon. Most often, they grow in the left side of the colon and in the rectum. While the majority of polyps will not become cancer, certain types may be precancerous.
Colon polyps (bowel polyps)
Colonic polyps, also known as colorectal polyps, are growths that appear on the surface of the colon. The colon, or large intestine, is a long hollow tube at the bottom of the digestive tract. Polyps in the colon can vary in size and number. There are three types of colon polyps:.
Gastrointestinal Health Colon polyps bowel polyps. Most polyps are small, usually less than 1cm in size, although they can grow larger. Polyps can appear in many forms: they may look like a small raised lump, a wart, a grape or a mushroom on a stalk or a cluster of many small bumps. Some people have just one polyp, while others can have several. Most polyps are harmless, but over time some can develop into bowel cancer.