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Be Aware Of Polyp Symptoms

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When it comes to colon health, knowledge is power. Everyone knows that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is a great way to keep the colon healthy, but what about the lesser-known facts? Colon polyps frequently fall into this category.

So, what’s important about them? Colon polyps are flat or raised growths on the surface of the large intestine. Because they rarely cause symptoms, many people do not discover the presence of colon polyps until a physical exam or check-up. While some colon polyps are benign, this is not always the case. Small, flat polyps are harder to detect, but still may be cancerous. While there is no known prevention technique for colon polyps, err on the side of caution and follow a healthy diet and exercise routine.

If you are over 50 or have a family history of polyps, it may be time to see your doctor. Making a colonoscopy appointment will allow your doctor to check for colon polyps and remove them if they are present.

posted on February 25, 2010 in news