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have just had a colonoscopy and they found some aphthous ulcers in my bowel what are they

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Not aphthous ulcers: Aphthous ulcers are generally painful ulcers that occur in the mouth. Typically called 'canker sore', they are recurrent. Since aphthous means ulcer ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Colon aphthous ulcer: Sorry for confusion, but gastroenterologists commonly use the term "aphthous ulcers" to describe small ulcerations in the colon & small intestine. Whe ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Ulcers in bowel: The ulcers associated with ulcerative colitis are located in the colon, whereas ulcers in crohn's disease may be found anywhere in the gut from the mo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Biopsy: It is likely that a biopsy was done of the lesions in the intestine. Microscopic examination of the biopsy by a pathologist should provide important i ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Could be: Small ulcers in the terminal ileim is usually crohn's disease. They also can occasionally come from NSAID (ibuprofen) use or certain infections like ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Any treatment: The ulcers are usually treated with proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers and if H pylori postive treat for H pylori and standard ulcer precautions
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Small or large?: Doesn't really make a lot of difference, but i suspect colonoscopy found ulcers in large intestine and your doc felt they might look like crohn's. A ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Prevent trigger: See prior answers relating to these for much more discussion. Each person usually finds that certain things trigger them, e.g. Citrus fruits, lack of ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience Dentistry
Canker sores: Apthous ulcers affect the loose mucosal surfaces of the oral cavity (cheeks, lips, tongue, etc). They appear as a circular white ulcer with a red hal ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Both canker sores and aphthous ulcers are two names for the same lesions that develop on the soft tissues in your mouth. Unlike cold sores which are c ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
36 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Aphthous ulcers: Not that I am aware of
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