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rectosigmoid junction

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Very unlikely: The rectosigmoid junction is well above the anal sphincter. Colostomy becomes more likely as the primary tumor gets closer to the anus.
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Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Usually not: Everybody's case however is unique, and there could be circumstances where a colostomy is needed, but it is unusual for planned operation.
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Very rarely: There are 3 reasons why a stoma may be needed: 1-if the cancer is so close to the anus that removal would leave too little to re-connect to. Using mod ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
24 years experience General Surgery
Non specific : This is a very nonspecific finding. With biopsy being negative, it would b difficult to say. If only recto sigmoid is involved then its definitely not ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Expert pathologist: You have congested mucosa at recto sigmoid junction. You are 23 male and concerned about inflammatory bowel disease. Your biopsy was negative. Gett ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
44 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Severe disease: You are describing severe endometriosis that is difficult to treat and that they were unable to completely remove. Some sort of medical treatment is ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Rectosigmoid tumor , usually meant cancer of colon near recto-sigmoid junction , only option is resection (surgery ) open or by laparoscopy chemothera ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jekwon Yeh
13 years experience Radiation Oncology
Diet possibly: There are many possible causes of colon cancer. the rectosigmoid is the distal part of the colon. diets high in red meat and animal fats can cause it. ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Tezza
Dr. Amy Tezza answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Colitis: Ulcerative colitis can start in the rectosigmoid colon; however it usually isn't scattered throughout your colon but tends to be contiguous. In other ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Inflammation: These findings indicate inflammation but say nothing about the cause. Depending on symptoms and exposures, this could be inflammatory bowel disease (u ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Follow doc's advice: These symptoms and the biopsy suggest inflammatory bowel disease, although it could be an infection. If you have had receptive anal sex with other men ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal variation.: Normal colon for you, but difficult to move the scope around. A single diverticulum is a very common finding.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Unclear question: What are your complaints??? If this is an incidental reading of an X-Ray then it's just a normal variant. Why did you get a X-Ray

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