IBS Polyps - How to deal with the polyps growing in your colon.
Investigation of the Intestines
Many IBS sufferers often perform colonoscopy as a measure to ensure that the diarrhea or constipation is not the result of problems existing within the length of the gut.
If the gut has blockage, the intestines would have trouble expelling the digested foods out of your body. Similarly, if the body is expelling foods far too quickly it would be necessary to check the colon for problems such as inflammation.
Polyps are Often Benign
When a colonoscopy is performed, it is possible for the doctors to catch polyps growing in the colon. This should not spark high concern if the polyp is benign.
A benign polyp is simply a small growth in the colon and is not cancerous. If a doctor diagnoses a polyp as cancerous after it is reviewed in the laboratory, then you should be absolutely concerned.
Polyps are Common
Many people have polyps in varying numbers from 1 to 5 and it is not a rare situation. Again, do not be shocked if this happens to you after having colonoscopy.
Often many people do not have polyps until they reach the age of 50, however it is not severely unusual for someone as young as their mid to late 20s to have polyps in their colon.
If you are concerned about polyps, speak to your local medical practitioner for advice. Most doctors would agree that it is unlikely for anyone under the age of 35-40 to perform a colonoscopy unless the symptoms warrant the need or the patient would like a test.
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