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FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is an inherited disorder that is characterized by the cancer of the large intestine and rectum. If these are left untreated, they turn into malignant cells. Symptoms are:
• Colorectal polyps that may bleed and cause bloody stools
• Gradual development of anemia
• Weight loss
• Altered bowel habit
• Metastasis of the liver
HOW IS FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same can be done around birth or prior to birth with genetic testings. In the later stages, stool examination, screening like ultrasound and other similar procedures are used for checking these polyps growth.
HOW IS FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS TREATED?
Treatment is decided depending on if or not the rectum is involved in the polyps. Surgical procedures are the best way to get rid of the same. There are some medications give to flush these out naturally if the polyps are small in size. Beyond this, Prophylactic colectomy is the most common treatment for this problem.
DID YOU KNOW?
Patients affected with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis may develop benign polyps along the colon as early as their teenage