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Learn more about Rectal polyp

Content updated on Nov 2, 2022

What is rectal polyp?

This refers to small growths at the end of the large intestine, found during colonoscopy. Most are harmless, but some can potentially develop into cancer.

Symptoms of rectal polyp

  • Hemorrhoids (piles) or a lump at the anus

Questions your doctor may ask to check for rectal polyp

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose rectal polyp

  • Do you have hemorrhoids (piles) or a lump at the anus?

Treatment for rectal polyp

Polyps are often removed on-the-spot during the colonoscopy. If the polyp is too large or cannot be removed safely, surgery may be required.

Diseases related to Rectal polyp


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