Colonic Polyps

A colon polyp is a growth on the surface of the colon, also called the large intestine.  Sometimes, a person can have more than one colon polyp.  Colon polyps can be raised or flat.

The large intestine is the long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract.  The large intestine absorbs water from stool and changes it from a liquid to a solid.  Stool is the waste that passes through the rectum and anus as a bowel movement.

You may also be more likely to get colon polyps if you;

  • eat a lot of fatty foods
  • smoke
  • drink
  • don’t exercise
  • weigh too much
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
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to pay to see a consultant.
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