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FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS
Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is a condition that is hereditary and here there are innumerable formation of polyps in the body, especially the large intestine. The polyps tend to keep increasing over time because of genetic mutation. One of the earliest symptoms here would be some blood in the stool, but often that is not really visible to the naked eye.
HOW IS FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis for Familial Adenomatous Polyposis basically involves detecting the polyps and Colonoscopy is the accepted method of diagnosis of the disease. If there is known family history then genetic testing can be advised by the specialist. This is a condition to be referred to the Gastroenterology section in a clinic or hospital and that is where the appropriate treatment can be received.
HOW IS FAMILIAL ADENOMATOUS POLYPOSIS TREATED?
A minimal invasive colorectal surgery is the best that any gastroenterology specialist would recommend to treat the condition.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most people with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis will need a surgery to remove the polyps to prevent them becoming cancerous and life threatening.