What is a polyp?

A polyp is a growth that appears in the lining of the digestive tract, especially in the large intestine.

Polyps may be of different size and structure. Usually, these are benign in nature, and do not cause any symptoms.

Some polyps may gradually turn into cancer if not removed. Hence, all polyps should be considered as precancerous lesions, and examined by a gastroenterologist for appropriate care.

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