Rectal Polyps Treatment in Pakistan

What are rectal polyps?

Polyps are abnormal tissue growths mostly half an inch wide that often look like small, flat bumps or mushroom-like stalks. The rectum is a tube that starts at the end of your colon; it is the section of your digestive tract where stool is stored before it passes out. Polyps developing in the lining of your rectum are called rectal polyps.

Colon and rectal polyps are most common, but polyps can also grow in the uterus, cervix, stomach, and throat. People can have several polyps dispersed in different parts of their rectum and colon. Most polyps are non-cancerous, but because they are due to abnormal cell growth, they can eventually become cancerous. ALSA Pakistan offers pocket-friendly rectal polyps treatment cost with the best possible care to get rid of polyps in rectum and colon.

Scope of interests

Polyps are less common in children than in adults. Anyone can get polyps in rectum, but people with the following risk factors are more likely to develop rectal polyps;

Symptoms of rectal polyps

If you are older than 50-55 years or have a history of colon cancer in your family, it is best to get screening for polyps in rectum and colon because sometimes they can be present without any symptoms.

Rectal bleeding

Blood in stools

Constipation or diarrhea  

Abdominal pain

Iron deficiency anemia

Rectal and Polyps in colon types

Certain types of rectal polyps are more likely to become cancer than others. Removing the polyps reduces the risk of developing colon cancer in the future. A polyp can be flat (sessile), raised, or on a stalk (pedunculated); the most common polyps in colon types are;

1:Hyperplastic rectal polyps; are harmless and do not develop into cancer.
2:Adenomatous; these are the most commonly occurring polyps. Although most will not turn into cancer, they do carry a high risk of turning into cancer.
3:Serrated polyps; these rectal polyps have a saw-tooth appearance, and they are of two types a) sessile serrated adenomas are at low risk of turning into cancer b) traditional serrated adenomas are at high risk of turning into cancer.
4:Inflammatory polyps, also called pseudopolyps, occur in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These are different from other polyps and do not turn cancerous.

At ALSA Pakistan, you are in safe hands for polyps in colon treatment and removal of the polyps to reduce the risk of cancer.

Diagnosing colonic and rectal polyps

Following tests can be performed to find polyps;

Colonoscopy

We perform colonoscopy by inserting a long, thin, flexible tube with a light and camera at the end into your rectum to look at the inside of your colon. You are asleep during this procedure. This procedure takes about 30-45 minutes, and if any polyps are found during this test, then they can be removed right away.

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

It is similar to colonoscopy, the main difference being that it is less invasive, and we can only look at the lower part of your colon, whereas in colonoscopy, the entire large intestine can be examined. Any polyps found can be removed during this test.

CT colonography

It is also called virtual colonoscopy. CT scan is used to produce images of your colon and rectum that can show swollen tissues, polyps, ulcers, and masses. Polyps cannot be removed during this test.

Stool tests

Stool samples can be tested for any signs of polyps.

Barium enema X-ray

A barium enema is an X-ray – we can observe variations or irregularities in the large intestine (colon). Therefore, the method is also called a colon X-ray.
A Barium enema X-ray is the needle of a liquid into your rectum through a microscopic tube. In this situation, the fluid consists of a metallic substance (barium) that covers the colon’s lining.

Treatment for polyps in colon and rectum

The best way to treat polyps is to remove them. After removing the polyp, it is sent to the laboratory to check for the presence of cancerous cells. Treatment for polyps in rectum and colon include;

Removing polyps during colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy

Most polyps in rectum and colon can be removed simply and safely at the time of your colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy. This is called polyp resection or polypectomy. As the bowel’s lining is not sensitive to cutting, polyp resection does not cause pain or discomfort.

Minimally invasive surgery for polyps in colon and rectum

If a polyp is too large, we perform minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery to remove it.

At ALSA Pakistan, Dr. Muhammad Mohsin uses effective laparoscopic techniques to remove the polyps with precision and minimum discomfort. We use the safe and latest technology to remove the polyps in children and adults at low budget rectal polyps treatment cost.

Rectal polyps in children and its treatment at ALSA Pakistan

Although polyps in children are less common still if your child has blood in the stool, rectal polyps can be a possible cause. Most polyps do not pose a risk for further complications, but they need to be removed. Polyps in rectum and colon are commonly removed through colonoscopy, and rarely surgery for polyps in the colon and rectum is needed in children. At ALSA Pakistan, our child specialist Dr Muhammad Mohsin is providing economical rectal polyps treatment costs for safely removing the colon and rectal polyps in children. Some children have inherited syndromes in which polyps can reoccur over time; in these cases, routine monitoring is recommended to check for precancerous types.