Does anyone out there have multple colonic polyps and, if so, what can be done about them? Has anyone ever rid themselves of polyps beside having them removed during a colonoscopy? Is a colectomy the only way to go? Everything else, including bowel movements, are pretty normal although the stools are turning into little round hard balls of feces. Doctor has suggested a total colectomy so was wondering how long it would take to get back to one or two bowel movements a day. Am extremely helathy and was planning to climb Kilimanjaro next year. Will I be ready?