Polyps are tumors, generally benign that affect the intestinal mucus. They can be found in several locations of the digestive tract but they are more common in the colon. Their diameter and size vary from millimeters to several centimeters, they have a flat form or shape that of a mushroom (they have a stem and a head), many patients have several dispersed polyps in different parts from the colon.
The most common symptoms are alterations in the bowel movements like constipation, bleeding without pain (when food passes by, it strikes the polyp thus making it bleed).
There’s two types of polyps: the hyperplasic polyps that does not represent any cancer risks and it’s the most frequent one, and the adenomatous polyps (called adenomas), which can be the origin of a colon cancer.