What Causes Colon Polyps?
To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of colon polyps we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.
We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow colon polyps to develop?"
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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind colon polyps consists of three steps:
Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors
Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to colon polyps. For example, colon cancer.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
trace amounts of occult blood
history of colon cancer
processed meat consumption
grilled meat consumption
bowel movement changes
elevated B12 levels
short-term low-carb dieting
family history of colorectal cancer
significant red blood in stools
... and so on
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of colon polyps.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Have you had any polyps in your colon?
→ Don't know
→ No, none have been found during examination
→ Yes, it/they were removed
→ One or two present
→ More than two present
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate no history of colon polyps, history of colon polyps or colon polyps, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as Colon Cancer
. Usually cancer of the colon starts with a polyp or growth. Polyps can be removed long before they turn into cancer by using a colonoscope. If the polyp has turned cancerous, but is found early, survival rates are excellent.
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