Colon polyps are growths that develop along the inner lining of the large intestines and penetrate into the colon, according to MedicineNet. The size of the growths can vary. More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

The majority of sigmoid colon polyps are benign, but since there is a link between polyps and cancer, it is recommended that polyps be removed, according to the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS). Polyps... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cancer

Most polyps are found and removed during sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy screening, using biopsy forceps or a wire loop called a snare. If the polyp is larger than 0.75 inches, a liquid may be injected under it to help with... More »

Colon polyps are growths on the inner lining of the colon composed of abnormal cells caused by a genetic mutation, explains MedicineNet. Some of the risk factors of polyps include age, inflammatory intestinal disease, to... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Uterine polyps are growths in the inner lining of the uterus, or endometrium, that attach themselves to endometrial tissue, according to Cleveland Clinic. Polyps are usually benign and range in size from as small as a se... More »

Polyps are extra pieces of tissue growing from the lining of the colon, says the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Polyps can stick out into the colon and look somewhat similar to mushrooms, or they ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

According to WebMD, a colon blockage, or a bowel obstruction, can be caused by a tumor, scar tissue or narrowing of the intestines. Bowel obstructions can occur in the small or large intestine, but they are known as colo... More »