8 Symptoms of Colon Polyps

Rectal Bleeding: This can be a sign of polyps, but it's also a symptom of other conditions like hemorrhoids or colorectal cancer.

Change in Stool Color: Polyps can cause dark or black stools if there is bleeding into the digestive tract. The blood can also make stools look tarry.

Change in Bowel Habits: New constipation or diarrhea that lasts more than a few days may indicate the presence of a larger colon polyp or other condition.

Iron-Deficiency Anemia: Unexplained anemia might be caused by bleeding from a polyp.

Abdominal Pain or Cramping: Large polyps can obstruct the bowel and cause abdominal pain or cramping.

Nausea or Vomiting: If a large polyp blocks part of the colon, it can lead to nausea, vomiting, and severe constipation.

Feeling that the Bowel Does Not Empty Completely: This sensation can occur with colon polyps, although it's also common in other conditions.

Mucus in Stool: Seeing mucus in the stool can be a sign of polyps, but like other symptoms, it's not exclusive to them.

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