Skip to Content

Health Encyclopedia

Hyperplastic polyps

« Previous Page En Español

Hyperplastic polyps

Hyperplastic polyps are a type of noncancerous (benign) growths found in the colon. They are usually small and make up about 10 to 30 out of 100 colorectal polyps.

Hyperplastic polyps:

  • Usually are less than 10 mm (0.4 in.) in size.
  • Increase in number as a person ages.
  • Do not develop into cancer.

Hyperplastic polyps looks similar to small precancerous (adenomatous) polyps. If there is a question about whether a polyp is adenomatous, your doctor may take a tissue sample (biopsy).

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated, disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. Learn how we develop our content.

© 1995-2020 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated, disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. Learn how we develop our content.