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What is erythematous mucosa of the distal rectum

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Erythematous = red: Erythematous simply means red. The most common reason is due to increased blood flow as part of an inflammatory process. Rectal erythematous mucosa al... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Changes: Described on report are consistent with inflammation (patchy erythema) and a vicious tunneled communication (fistula) between the colon and skin and/o... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Previous: inflammation or infection can result in the term "granular" which is used to describe the mucosa (lining) of the bowel as seen by the endoscopist. It... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
General Practice 18 years experience
Description: Your endoscopist must describe what they see and many of this is descriptive. It is not normal to have dark blood in the rectum, but the report state... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Probably surgery: If you are seeing "edematous mucosa" then it is falling out and will need to be removed or sutured back in place. "mucosa" describes the lining of th... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Biopsy will show: Diagnosis of Ulcerative colitis is complex and has to be verified by the biopsy findings (your dr most likely had taken multiple biopsies from differe... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Likely cervix: For constipation - You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you ma... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Biopsy: The diagnostic gold standard for colon disease is the biopsy. I suggest getting a written pathology report of the biopsy taken.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Baiocco
44 years experience
Determine cause: If its bacteria, virus or parasite, find which one it is and treast accordingly.