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Views of a normal colon and a colon polyp


Picture of a healthy colon and colon polyp

A polyp is a small growth of excess tissue that often grows on a stem or stalk. Colon polyps are growths in the colon or rectum.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerMatthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology
Last RevisedJune 29, 2011

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