Symptoms & Signs
There are usually no symptoms. However, the following symptoms may occur:
- Abdominal pain (rare)
- Bloody stools
- Fatigue associated with anemia
- Rectal bleeding
Diagnosis & Tests
A rectal examination may rarely reveal a polyp that can be felt by the health care provider. However, the physical exam is usually normal.
Tests that show polyps include:
- Barium enema
Review Date : 11/5/2009
Reviewed By : David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital.