Polyp Types, Treatments & More

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2. Colon Polyps

The most common polyp type, colon polyps develop on the lining of the colon or possibly the rectum. They tend to occur after someone reaches the age of 40. The polyp could be the size of the match head to the size of an average person's thumb, between 5 millimeters and 30 millimeters.2‘Colon Polyps: Which Ones Are Riskiest for You?’ Cleveland Clinic, 17 Aug. 2020, health.clevelandclinic.org/colon-polyps-which-ones-are-riskiest-for-you/.

The larger polyps are more likely to turn into cancer than smaller polyps. They may cause blood in a person's stool, anemia or changes in stool color.1‘Colon Polyps - Symptoms and Causes.’ Mayo Clinic, 28 Aug. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-polyps/symptoms-causes/syc-20352875.

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