Intestinal polyp:

Benign intestinal polyp ( )

An intestinal polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the intestine. Most intestinal polyps are harmless but some of them can develop, over time, into intestinal cancer that is often fatal when discovered in its later stages. An intestinal polyp can be benign or malignant.

Full Description

More than 30% of all people experience one or more intestinal polyps in their lifetime and more than 50% of these polyps are found in the rectum. Polyps may have various appearances and be benign or malignant. However, almost all polyps are suspect to become malignant, therefore must be monitored. One possible cause of polyps is a hereditary illnesses (hereditary polyposis syndrome).

Symptoms

Skin rash, Swollen glands in the neck, Pain in the limbs, Chills, Breathing-related pains, Cough, Cough with sputum, Fever, Shortness of breath, Sore throat, Sputum, Wheezing, Swollen glands in the neck, Muscle pain, Stuffy nose, Headache, Chest pain, Sneezing, Joint pain, Joint redness, Joint swelling, Fever, Leg swelling, Swollen glands in the armpit, Swollen glands in the groin, Eye redness, Oversensitivity to light, Feeling of foreign body in the eye, Burning eyes, Itching eyes, Tears, Eye blinking, Bleeding in the conjunctiva of the eye, Fever, Pain in the limbs, Skin rash, Dark urine, Sweating, Joint pain, Changes in the nails, Palpitations, Skin nodules, Pallor, Cough, Weight loss, Chills, Leg swelling, Night sweats, Purulent discharge from the urethra, Testicular pain, Swelling of the testicles, Nausea, Fever, Vomiting, Feeling of pressure in the ear, Impaired hearing, Itching in the ear, Earache, Swollen glands in the neck, Headache, Reduced appetite, Abdominal pain, Dark urine, Vomiting, Fever, Yellow colored skin, Yellowish discoloration of the white part of the eye, Itching of skin, Tiredness, Nausea, Joint pain, Diarrhea, Blue spot on skin, Skin redness, Changes in the nails, Hand swelling, Skin lesion, Skin redness, Hand pain, Sputum, Burning in the throat, Fever, Pain in the limbs, Sore throat, Hoarseness, Cough, Headache, Swollen glands in the neck, Tiredness, Mouth pain, Runny nose, Earache, Pain on swallowing, Pain in the bones, Muscle pain, Cough with sputum, Stuffy nose, Back pain, Sneezing, Back pain, Fatty defecation, Fever, Side pain, Flatulence, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Tiredness, Vomiting, Weight loss, Lower-back pain, Yellow colored skin, Yellowish discoloration of the white part of the eye, Bloated feeling in the stomach, Cheek swelling, Earache, Fever, Headache, Mouth pain, Sore throat, Facial swelling, Swelling of the testicles, Pain when chewing, Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Chest tightness, Fever, Absence of a pulse, Tiredness, Breathing-related pains, Palpitations, Rebound tenderness, Abdominal guarding, Abdominal pain, Fever, Nausea, Bloated feeling in the stomach, Vomiting, Breathing-related pains, Chest pain, Fever, Shortness of breath, Cough, Burning sensation when urinating, Purulent discharge from the urethra, Feeling of residual urine, Urge to urinate, Testicular pain, Dribbling after urination, Painful urination, Swelling of the testicles, Frequent urination, Delayed start to urination, Decreased urine stream, Lower-back pain, Vomiting, Nausea, Fever, Swelling in the genital area, Heartburn, Vomiting blood, Burning in the throat, Hiccups, Abdominal pain, Reduced appetite, Vomiting, Nausea, Black stools, Chest pain, Tongue burning, Bloated feeling in the stomach, Pain in the calves, Limited mobility of the ankle, Ankle swelling, Hip pain, Joint pain, Morning stiffness, Tingling, Limited mobility of the hip, Burning sensation when urinating, Testicular pain, Swelling of the testicles, Painful urination, Nausea, Fever, Vomiting, Increased salivation, Fever, Sore throat, Lockjaw, Swollen glands in the neck, Pain on swallowing, Abdominal pain, Burning sensation when urinating, Purulent discharge from the urethra, Purulent discharge from the vagina, Painful urination, Itching or burning in the genital area, Swollen glands in the groin, Burning sensation when urinating, Itching or burning in the genital area, Painful urination, Bleeding from vagina, Swelling in the genital area, Feeling of tension in the legs, Marked veins, Hand swelling, Leg swelling, Increased touch sensitivity, Hand pain, Fever, Skin rash, Foot pain, Fever, Hand swelling, Hip pain, Joint pain, Limited mobility of the fingers, Hand pain, Arm swelling, Eye redness, Chest pain, Limited mobility of the leg, Limited mobility of the back, Tiredness, Joint swelling, Joint effusion, Joint redness, Morning stiffness, Limited mobility of the ankle, Ankle swelling, Limited mobility of the hip, Physical inactivity, Cough, Wheezing, Shortness of breath, Sputum, Chest tightness, Eye redness, Night cough, Tiredness, Chest pain, Breathing-related pains, Agitation, Blue colored skin, Cough with sputum, Changes in the nails, Toe swelling, Burning eyes, Eye redness, Feeling of foreign body in the eye, Eye blinking, Tears, Blood in stool, Difficult defecation, Black stools

Medical Conditions

Most polyps do not cause any discomfort, normally they are discovered and removed during a colonoscopy. When symptoms arise, it is normally blood or mucus deposits in the stool, constipation or pain during bowel movements.

Treatment

Since many people over 50 years old develop polyps and these tend to degenerate, anyone above that age should regularly perform a colonoscopy and, if necessary, remove existing polyps. If a patient has someone in the family with similar problems, he should visit a specialist timely. A discovery in early stage brings more possibilities for therapies and better prognosis.