Your doctor may use one or more of the following tests to determine whether you have colon polyps:
Digital rectal exam - The doctor inserts a gloved finger into the rectum to check for unusual growths or formations. This can only detect polyps in the rectum, the lower few inches of the bowel.
Fecal occult blood test - A sample of stool is examined for tiny traces of blood, an indication of polyps.
Sigmoidoscopy - A thin,...