The digestive system is a very large system and we will talk about one part of this system called the colon. This part of the digestive system removes the water and salt from the solid waste before the secretion takes place. We have to say that this process is very important for the proper functioning of the digestive system. There are four sections inside the colon and they are sigmoid, descending, transverse and ascending segment. Overweight people have a tendency to suffer from abnormal tissue growths or polyps in the colon. Some other causes of this problem are low fiber or fat high diet and smoking.
The problem we are talking about, the colon polyps cause several problems. One of the most common is the presence of black or red streaks in the stool. Anti-diarrhea medications or the use of iron supplements can also cause this symptom, but to make sure, we advise you to visit the doctor if you are having this problem. Another possible symptom is the rectal bleeding present during the bowel movement. But there are several other conditions, like anal fissures or hemorrhoids, which can cause this as well. So this is a problem that needs a professional in order to be diagnosed, so visit a doctor if you are experiencing the mentioned symptom. The colon polyps can cause the change of bowel habits. Vomiting, nausea, constipation, abdominal cramps and painful bowel movement are some other possible symptoms of colon polyps.
Next we will focus on the treatment of the colon polyps condition. The treatment prognosis associated with this condition greatly depends on the time of the diagnosis and treatment. If the problem is diagnosed and treated in time, the prognosis is good. The development of the colon polyps can be halted with the help from some procedures, such as sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. They affect the development of this problem by affecting the stalk of the polyps. Also, you can try procedures called polyp removal, polypectomy or some other laparoscopic techniques. There is another possible procedure that can help with the colon polyps and it is called proctocolestomy. During this procedure, the entire colon will be removed from the digestive system. The process we have mentioned involves the use of another procedure called ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. During this procedure, the pouch will be created from the end of a small intestine or the ileum. The problem of colon polyp can be discovered by a simple bowel examination. There are many varieties and severities of this problem. While some will not even create any problems, other polyps will be the size of a golf ball.