Nasal polyps are often caused by irritation in the nose resulting from an allergy or infection that causes the nasal passages to become red and swollen with dripping fluid, explains Healthline. Nasal polyps form into a small cyst that can potentially block nasal passages.
People with polyps may experience rectal bleeding, stool color change, anemia due to iron deficiency, nausea and vomiting, according to Mayo Clinic. Polyps also manifest in bowel habit changes and abdominal pain. However, polyps typically don't result in symptoms.
As of 2014, doctors do not cite any absolute specific causes of colorectal polyps, but research suggests they may be caused by some genetic factors or prior conditions, notes Healthline. Additionally, those with certain unhealthy lifestyles or habits may be at an increased risk of developing polyps.
The treatment options for stomach polyps depends on the types and sizes of the polyps, according to Mayo Clinic. If the polyps are small, the doctor is likely to monitor them without treatment, and an endoscopy can remove others. Physicians treat polyps caused by a bacterial infection with antibioti
The only definitive way to determine whether a polyp is cancerous is through a biopsy, according to the National Cancer Institute. Doctors remove polyps that they find during the course of a colonoscopy and biopsy them to see if cancerous tissue is present.
Lung nodules rarely produce any symptoms. However, in certain cases, symptoms may include chronic cough, wheezing and shortness of breath. Lung nodules are small growths that form from tissue, states Mayo Clinic.
Scientists have not determined what causes nasal polyps, according to Mayo Clinic. For those who are prone to experiencing nasal polyps, they result from inflammation in the mucous membranes in the nose and sinuses, but the cause of this inflammation in unknown. There has been some evidence to sugge
Polyp removal surgery is usually an outpatient surgery, according to WakeMed.The patient may be able to leave the hospital the day the surgery is done.
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, a history of ovarian or uterine cancer, having a high-fat and low-fiber diet a
Colonic polyps usually have no symptoms, explains Mayo Clinic. Patients may not know they have polyps until the doctor notices them during a bowel examination. However, some people may encounter symptoms such as rectal bleeding, change in bowel habits, pain, vomiting and nausea. Other possible sympt