Colon Polyp Removal Concerns
When to Contact Doctor About Colon Polyp Removal
Alternate Names for Colon Polyp Removal:
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
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.
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