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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:



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