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Colorectal polyps are commonly found during standard screening exams of the colon large intestine and rectum the bottom section of your colon. Polyps are abnormal growths that start in the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Some polyps are flat while others have a stalk. Colorectal polyps can grow in any part of the colon. Most often, they grow in the left side of the colon and in the rectum. While the majority of polyps will not become cancer, certain types may be precancerous.

Polyps of the Colon and Rectum

Colon and Rectal Polyps | Michigan Medicine

An intestinal polyp is any mass of tissue that arises from the bowel wall and protrudes into the lumen. Most are asymptomatic except for minor bleeding, which is usually occult. The main concern is malignant transformation; most colon cancers arise in a previously benign adenomatous polyp. Diagnosis is by endoscopy. Treatment is endoscopic removal. Polyps may be sessile or pedunculated and vary considerably in size.

Understanding Colon and Rectal Polyps

Jump to content. A polyp is a small growth of excess tissue that often grows on the lining of the large intestine, also known as the colon. Colon and rectal polyps occur in about 25 percent of men and women ages 50 and older. Not all polyps will turn into cancer, and it may take many years for a polyp to become cancerous.
The colon also called the large intestine is a muscular tube that forms the last part of the digestive tract. It absorbs water and stores food waste. The colon is about 4 to 6 feet long. The rectum is the last 6 inches of the colon.