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Symptoms

Abdominal pain

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Nausea and vomiting

Rectal bleeding

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Tests and diagnosis

Barium enema

Colonoscopy

Fecal occult blood test

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Genetic testing

Needle biopsy

Stool DNA test

Virtual colonoscopy

Treatments and drugs

Colectomy

Endoscopic mucosal resection

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