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Has anyone heard of fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) outside the amish community?

Has anyone heard of fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) outside the amish community?

Yes sure: Fap occurs in approximately 1/10, 000 to 1/30, 000 live births, and accounts for less than 1 % of the total colon cancer risk in the United States it happens not only in amish community- but also in other population- such as in ashkenazi jewish population for instance, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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I'm having constipation, could it be familial adenomatous polyposis and what are the other symptoms?

I'm having constipation, could it be familial adenomatous polyposis and what are the other symptoms?

Constipation can : Occur without the familial adenomatosis. If you feel you are at risk for fap, you need to see a GI or colon and rectal surgeon and get a colonoscopy. Only then can your constipation be addressed properly. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy at 18 due to pain, bleeding they found four polyps, one being a fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) why only one? More in future?

I had a colonoscopy at 18 due to pain, bleeding they found four polyps, one being a fap (familial adenomatous polyposis) why only one? More in future?

Fap: FAP: it means that you have a disease that runs in the family, which makes you prone to making a lot of polyps at a young age. Some of those can turn into cancer in the future. All your polyps are probably due to FAP. You need regular colonoscopies to screen for new polyps. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have familial adenomatous polyposis at the age of 49?

Is it bad to have familial adenomatous polyposis at the age of 49?

R/O colon cancer etc: Fap is an autosomal dominant --presented with 100's adenomatous colorectal polyps. In the classic fap- the risk for colorectal cancer is 100% by the time you reach 45Y.O. In adidition, there is also increased risk for duodenal, stomach, thyroid, CNS cancer.Colectomy is recommended to reduce your risk. Upper endoscopy is also recommended. You should see a surgeon re-colectomy-and genetic counsellor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: familial adenomatous polyposis?

What is the definition or description of: familial adenomatous polyposis?

Hereditary condition: Hereditary condition characterized by multiple polyps in colon which are neoplastic and have the potential for malignancy. ...Read more

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What are chances of my children inheriting the condition familial adenomatous polyposis?

What are chances of my children inheriting the condition familial adenomatous polyposis?

Two patterns: Familial adenomatous polyposis can have different inheritance patterns: (1) autosomal dominant (involving apc gene) - one parent has disease, child has 50% chance of getting it; (2) autosomal recessive (mutyh gene) - usually neither parent has disease (both are carriers), child has 25% chance of inheriting the disease. See genetic counselor for help. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for familial adenomatous polyposis?

Colon resection: Confirming the diagnosis, usually total colectmy required, ( to rule out extra colonic tumors as in gardner syn. ). ...Read more

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Does familial adenomatous polyposis affect the whole colon?

Yes: Requires surgery. True fap is almost uniformly fatal by age 50. ...Read more

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Can familial adenomatous polyposis affect the whole of the colon?

It can: Also impact on other parts of the GI tract including the duodenum. This inherited disorder also is associated with abdominal desmoid tumors. ...Read more

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Familial adenomatous polyposis--how often does it progress to cancer?

Familial adenomatous polyposis--how often does it progress to cancer?

Polyposis: The risk of colon cancer is eight times higher in patients with familial polyposis than the general population. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
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Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (Definition)

Hereditary condition characterized by multiple polyps in colon which are neoplastic and have ...Read more