Colon Polyp

A colon polyp is a small growth that occurs in the lining of the colon. Normally, it is harmless but over time, around 3-5 years or more, some polyps might develop into colon cancer. It is usually found in people aged over 45 years old.

In the early stage, there will be no warning signs or symptoms. However, the following symptoms will show when it becomes more severe:

  • Blood in the stool
  • Vomiting of blood
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Chronic constipation

Therefore, people aged over 45 years old should undergo a colonoscopy to diagnose and screen the risk of colon cancer, especially for people who have family members aged under 45 years old with colon cancer history. They should undergo the screening 5 years earlier compared to the age of the one who has had colon cancer.  For example, one of your family member has colon cancer at 44 years old, you should undergo the screening at the age of 39 years old.

Related Posts

January 5, 2023

Colorectal Cancer: Early Detection leads to Prompt Treatment

Colorectal cancer is the 4th most commonly found cancer among all types of cancer. However, its fatality rate has significantly decreased in the latest years because of the availability of a screening test called “colonoscopy”.

January 3, 2023

EASY PUMP is an innovative approach to Chemotherapy that requires no hospital admission

I had a problem with bowel movement, so I went to a hospital near my house to get it checked. Turned out there are some polyps

November 29, 2022

Colon Cancer Treatment in Thailand Consists of Four Stages

There are generally four stages of colon cancer treatment at Vejthani Hospital in Thailand. The initial treatment and diagnosis of polyps that haven’t grown beyond the inner lining of the colon is sometimes considered as stage 0.

Locations & Directions Locations & Directions


Get Directions

Find us on map

Contact & Appointment

[email protected]

Emergency Service

Call Us : (+66)8-522 38888