Problems After Colonoscopy

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Definition

A colorectal polyp is a growth that sticks out of the lining of the colon or rectum.


Alternative Names

Intestinal polyps; Polyps - colorectal; Adenomatous polyps; Hyperplastic polyps; Villous adenomas


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Polyps of the colon and rectum are usually benign, meaning they are not cancer and they do not spread. There may be one or many polyps, and they become more common as people age.

Over time, certain types of polyps, called adenomatous polyps, may develop...

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