Familial Multiple Polyposis
Familial Multiple Polyposis: Introduction
Familial Multiple Polyposis: A genetic condition characterized by the development of adenomatous polyps mainly in the colon and rectum. There may be hundreds or thousands of polyps and these polyps have a predisposition for becoming cancerous.
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causes, and treatments of Familial Multiple Polyposis is available below.
Symptoms of Familial Multiple Polyposis
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Treatments for Familial Multiple Polyposis
- Genetic testing is may be required to confirm the diagnosis. The treatment plan usually involves regular monitoring of the polyps (polypectomy). Problematic polyps may require a prophylactic colectomy where a portion of the colon (or other affected parts of the gastrointestinal tract) is removed. NSAID's may be used to reduce or delay the development of cancer and to reduce the number of polyps that develop
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Familial Multiple Polyposis:
- Colon & Rectal Cancer: Home Testing
- Food Allergies & Intolerances: Home Testing:
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Familial Multiple Polyposis: Complications
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Causes of Familial Multiple Polyposis
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Less Common Symptoms of Familial Multiple Polyposis
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Familial Multiple Polyposis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Familial Multiple Polyposis
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome,...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more likely to...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms of
celiac...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel...read more »
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Familial Multiple Polyposis: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Familial Multiple Polyposis
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Familial Multiple Polyposis: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Familial Multiple Polyposis
Prognosis for Familial Multiple Polyposis:
Malignancy can develop by 40 years of age.
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Familial Multiple Polyposis: Broader Related Topics
Types of Familial Multiple Polyposis
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