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What causes polyps in the intestine? Yes - not taking

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what causes polyps in the intestine?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Yes - not taking medicine
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: only penicillin
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 3 months ago.

They are due to mutations in genes. Mutations that are mostly hereditary.

These mutations in certain genes can cause cells to continue dividing even when new cells are not required.

In the intestine, this unregulated growth can cause polyps to form. Polyps can develop anywhere in your large intestine.

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Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 3 months ago.

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