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JUVENILE POLYPOSIS SYNDROME
Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome is a medical condition characterized by the appearance of multiple juvenile polyps in the gastrointestinal tract. Polyps are essentially abnormal growths of mucous membranes. Symptoms are:
• Polyps in rectum, colon and throughout the GI tract
• Rectal bleeding
• Abdominal pain
• Blood in stool
• Chronic weight loss
HOW IS JUVENILE POLYPOSIS SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Oncologists may evaluate your symptoms and conduct a physical examination for diagnosing Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome. Blood tests and imaging tests may be performed to detect location and size of polyps. For confirmation of diagnosis, colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy may be performed.
HOW IS JUVENILE POLYPOSIS SYNDROME TREATED?
The treatment for Juvenile polyposis syndrome ranges from medication to alternative medications and therapies, based on the intensity of the problem. However, if there is a doubt or risk of malignancy then a surgery may be essential.
DID YOU KNOW?
Though juvenile polyps are noncancerous, there is an increased risk of cancer of the digestive tract such as that of stomach or intestines in people who have the juvenile polyps.