In zoology, a polyp is one of two forms of individuals found in many species of cnidarians. The two are the polyp or hydroid and the medusa. Polyps are approximately cylindrical, elongated on the axis of the body. One end is usually attached and the other bears the mouth, surrounded by a circlet of tentacles.


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Polyps Symptoms

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The Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Procedure
... What is flexible sigmoidoscopy? Flexible sigmoidoscopy is a routine outpatient procedure in which the inside of the lower large intestine (called the sigmoid colon) is examined. Flexible sigmoidoscopi...
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The Fecal Occult Blood Test
... The fecal occult blood test is one of a variety of colorectal cancer screening tests. When doctors test for fecal occult blood, they are testing for the presence of microscopic or invisible blood in t...
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Polyps Prevention

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For Some, an Aspirin a Day Keeps Polyps Away
... The results of a recent national clinical trial show that a daily dose of aspirin reduces the risk of polyp recurrence in people with a history of colon polyps. But, before you reach for the aspirin b...
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Polyps Treatment

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Laparoscopic Intestinal Surgery: A Guide for Patients
... About laparoscopic intestinal surgery If you need colorectal surgery, you might be a candidate for laparoscopic intestinal surgery, a "minimally invasive" technique for treating colorectal d...
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Total Abdominal Colectomy: Basic Surgical Steps
... What is a laparoscopic total abdominal colectomy? A laparoscopic total abdominal colectomy is an operation that removes the large intestine. (See figure 1.) The surgery is used to treat: Inflammatory ...
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Polyps Other

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Detecting and Treating Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
... Many Americans eat an unhealthy diet and have poor toilet habits. Over the course of several years, the effect of this lifestyle can cause a person to have problems with the large bowel. This article ...
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Abdominal Pain
... Just about everybody at one point or another will experience abdominal pain. Most causes of abdominal pain are not serious and can be readily diagnosed and treated. However, abdominal pain can also be...
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