The symptoms include:
- Blood in your stool
- Diarrhea or constipation that lasts longer than a week
- Anal bleeding / bleeding from the rectum
- Bleeding from colon polyps can lead to anemia and a lack of iron.
Tests to diagnose:
The tests include:
- Stool Test
- Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
- Virtual Colonoscopy
- Barium enema—an X-ray of the colon
Polyps are removed during a colonoscopy. Polypectomy is another painless procedure which is used to treat polyps it involves stretching of the colonic nerves.
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