When You Visit Your Doctor — Colonic Polyps

The Family Health Guide

Colonic Polyps

Questions to Discuss with Your Doctor:

  • Do you have a family history of colonic polyps?
  • Do you have bleeding from the rectum or bloody stools?
  • Do you frequently have rectal pain or the sensation of needing to have a bowel movement?
  • Do you have anemia (low blood count)?
  • Do you have a family history of colon cancer?

Your Doctor Might Examine the Following Body Structures or Functions:

  • Careful abdominal exam
  • Rectal exam

Your Doctor Might Order the Following Lab Tests or Studies: