Colon polyps are a type of growth in the intestines which may cause abdominal pain, a change in the color of the stool, or blood in the stool. Polyps are often non-cancerous, but some can develop into cancer.]There are three different types of colon polyps: hyperplastic, inflammatory, and adenomatous. While most hyperplastic and inflammatory polyps are noncancerous, adenomatous polyps are considered pre-cancerous and they can turn into cancer if left untreated. In some cases, you may notice dark stools, which indicate bleeding in the digestive tract.
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