A colon polyp is a small clump of cells that forms on the lining of the colon. Most colon polyps are harmless. But over time, some colon polyps can develop into colon cancer, which is often fatal when found in its later stages.
There are two main categories of polyps,
1. Non-neoplastic and
Non-neoplastic polyps include hyperplastic polyps, inflammatory polyps and hamartomatous polyps. These types of polyps typically do not become cancerous.
Neoplastic polyps include adenomas and serrated types. In general, the larger a polyp, the greater the risk of cancer, especially with neoplastic polyps.
SYMPTOMS OF COLON POLYP
- Rectal bleeding
- Change in stool color
- Change in bowel habits
- Iron deficiency anemia
CAUSES OF COLON POLYP
A polyp is the result of genetic changes in the cells of the colon lining that affect the normal cell life cycle.Diet, lifestyle, older age, gender and genetics or hereditary issues
MANAGEMENT FOR COLON POLYP
-takes plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains in the diet.
-avoid fat intake
-avoid alcohol consumption.
-Avoid tobacco as it increases the risk of colon cancer.
-do exercise regularly.
-If there is a family history then regular screening is necessary.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR COLORECTAL POLYP
KALI BROM : Useful for colorectal polyps in cases where the bowel habits become altered. Indicated when the diarrhea is mostly painless but may be attended by a feeling of chilliness.Given when blood or mucus may appear in the stool.Useful for constipation when there may be many days where there is no bowel movement and stool, if present, is hard or dry with missing of days without a stool.
CALCAREA PHOS : Very effective medicine for colorectal polyps that is indicated for individuals who get diarrhea. The stool is watery, hot and slimy. White flakes may pass in the stool in some cases. Offensive fetid flatus may attend the passage of stool. Stitching pain in the rectum appears in some cases.
AMMON MUR : Very effective medicine for colorectal polyps in people who have constipation. Useful for scanty & hard stool which is passed after a lot of straining. Given when a glairy mucus may present with hard stool.There is burning or smarting sensation in the rectum. Also given when there is passing of greenish color mucus from the rectum.
NUX VOMICA : Useful for colorectal polyps where the person experiences a constant, ineffectual urging to pass stool.Given when person passes frequent, scanty stool.There is a constant uneasiness in the rectum. There is dragging sensation in the rectum may also appear, along with abdominal colic.
PHOSPHORUS : Useful for colorectal polyps that bleed.Useful Bleeding from rectum appear while passing stool. There is painless, watery stool, weakness after passing stool, and cramps in the rectum.Useful when there is needle-like stitching pain appear in the rectum.Well indicated homeopathic medicine where rectal polyps and inflammation of the rectum are present at the same time.