Symptoms of Colonic Polyps

Most people with colon polyps do not have symptoms.  Often, people don’t know they have one until the doctor finds it during a regular check-up or while testing for something else.

But some people do have symptoms, such as:

  • Bleeding from the anus.  The anus is he opening at the end of the digestive tract where the stool leaves the body.  You might notice blood on your underwear or on toilet paper after you have had a bowel movement.
  • Constipation or diarrhoea that lasts more than a week.
  • Blood in the stool. Blood can make stool look black or it can show up as red streak in the stool.

If you have any of these symptoms, see a doctor to find out what the problem is.

What are the next steps?
If you think you have this condition or any of these symptoms
you will need to seek medical advice.
For more information or to make an appointment.
Contact birmingham bowel clinic on 0845 241 7762
or email
If you have private medical care or wish
to pay to see a consultant.
Take this factsheet along to your own
GP and request a referral to one
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