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Colorectal Polyps

Colorectal Polyps: Introduction

Colorectal Polyps: Most types of colorectal cancer begin with polyps (or grape-like growths on the lining of the colon and rectum). Polyps are very common in people over ... more about Colorectal Polyps.

Colorectal Polyps: Polyp growths in the colon or rectum. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Colorectal Polyps is available below.

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Misdiagnosis and Colorectal Polyps

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with more »

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Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, more »

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Article Excerpts about Colorectal Polyps

Colorectal Cancer: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Most types of colorectal cancer begin with polyps (or grape-like growths on the lining of the colon and rectum). Polyps are very common in people over age 50 and usually are benign (not cancerous). But some polyps do develop slowly over the years into cancer, often causing no symptoms. Screening tests can find polyps that can be removed, preventing cancer. Screening tests can also pick up colorectal cancer at an early stage, when it can be cured. (Source: excerpt from Colorectal Cancer: NWHIC)

What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum: NCI (Excerpt)

Polyps are benign growths on the inner wall of the colon and rectum. They are fairly common in people over age 50. Some types of polyps increase a person's risk of developing colorectal cancer. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum: NCI)


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