A hyperplastic polyp is a common and benign polyp, usually found in the lower colon. It does not become cancerous, but may be removed at colonoscopy so that it can be distinguished from other, more serious, types of polyps.
Hyperplasia just refers to and increase in the number of cells of any body part that results from an increased rate of cellular division. Hyper means increased. Plassein is from the Greek languange and means to mold. It can be in any body part. A polyp is a small tumorlike growth that projects from a mucous membrane surface.
Hyperplastic polyps in your colon are polyps that have virtually no chance of turning cancerous. Once your polyps are found they may be removed depending on the size and amount of the polyps you have. You will need to continue to have examinations to monitor the polyps or make sure new ones to not appear.