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    Colon Polyps - Home Treatment

    No home treatment is done for colon polyps. See Treatment Overview for more information.

    But you can take action that may prevent colon polyps:

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    How to Find Colon Polyps Early

    You can't see them or feel them, but they're definitely something you need to pay attention to. Polyps are mushroom-like growths in the lining of your large intestine (colon) and your rectum. Why are they a problem? Some -- though not all -- can turn into colorectal cancer. To keep this disease away, it's important to find polyps early. Since they usually don't cause symptoms, your best bet is to get a screening test that can spot them. You've got several choices. Which one you get -- and how...

    Read the How to Find Colon Polyps Early article > >

    Experts are not yet certain that these approaches prevent colon polyps or colorectal cancer.

    These self-care methods should not be a substitute for regular colorectal screening, especially if you are older than 50 or are at increased risk for colon polyps or colon cancer. While these approaches may decrease your risk for colon polyps, they will not prevent you from ever having colon polyps.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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