Colon Polyp Removal Concerns

There are possible side affects from the Colon Polyp Removal procedure that you need to be aware of and watching for. If you notice any of them you need to contact your doctor right away. Learn what you need to be looking out for.


When to Contact Doctor About Colon Polyp Removal

Alternate Names for Colon Polyp Removal:
Colon polypectomy

Call Your Doctor

After arriving home, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the rectum (Up to ½ cup of blood per day can be expected for up to 3-4 days following your polypectomy.)
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Hard, swollen abdomen
  • Inability to pass gas or stool
  • Cough , shortness of breath, chest pain, or severe nausea or vomiting
  • New, unexplained symptoms
In case of emergency, CALL 911 .


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