Colon polyps range in diameter from less than a quarter of an inch to several inches, according to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Polyps can be flat or mushroom-shaped and can occur in several place... More »

There is no average size for bowel movements, according to Cleveland Clinic. Size, shape and consistency vary significantly among individuals. People should be concerned if they notice variations from their typical routi... More »

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Individuals with an average risk for colon cancer should have a colonoscopy beginning at age 50 and repeat it every 10 years, states the American Cancer Society. Individuals with a higher risk due to a personal history o... More »

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The cause of colon polyps is unknown as of October 2014, according to Healthline and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. However, risks for developing colon polyps include having a family history of them... More »

A gastroenterologist surgeon performs endoscopic procedures such as a colonoscopy, a sigmoidoscopy and an endoscopy, according to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. A gastroenterologist can also perform... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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