What is colon polyp?
It is a small growth either cancerous or non cancerous in large intestine and it presents with bleeding from anus.
What are the reasons for colon polyp?
It is either familial or it can be sporadic
What if it is neglected?
It can lead to cancer in many cases
What are the treatment oprions?
Colonoscopy is done and polyp is removed without surgery
Surgey is done if very large but most of it can be removed without surgery only
Is there any medicines from which polyp can be cured?
Is there any problems you can face following endoscopic removal of polyp?
Bleeding is one problem
Some times holes can occur in colon which may require surgery
What is the other alternative for endoscopy?
It is surgery which is also major but nowadays most polyps are treated without surgery by colonoscopy removal only
How polyps are followed?
Polyps are followed by surveillance colonoscopy after removal after 6 months and then based on biopsy every 5-10years
Can polyps be detected by ct scan?
Yes it can be detected by CT colonography but to prove it once again needs colonoscopy