The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Methodist Hospital are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Monday, Nov. 18th. Only visits by parents plus four designated adults identified by the parents will be allowed on the NICU floor.
Siblings and children under 18 will not be permitted. These restrictions minimize risk of infection to patients already at risk and will be in place through spring 2020.
A polyp is an outgrowth of tissue from the lining of the large intestine or small intestine and sometimes the stomach. A polyp may look like a mushroom with a narrow stalk attached to the gastrointestinal wall, or it may grow flat against the gastrointestinal wall.
Most children with a polyp or polyps develop a form of polyp known as a juvenile polyp, which is different than the type typically found in adults. A juvenile polyp usually poses no risk of malignancy (cancer).
Some children may be found to have inherited syndromes in which polyps are common and tend to reoccur over time. These include:
The most common symptom of polyps is blood in the stool for several weeks or months.
Other less common symptoms include:
If your child experiences symptoms of polyps—especially if there is frequent blood in the stool or a polyp is visible outside the rectum—a pediatric gastroenterologist can perform the following exams and tests to make a diagnosis:
Visit the website below to find support groups and services and learn more about polyps.
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