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A 18-year-old male asked:

I had ulcerative colitis but also had chronic inflammation in duodenum.what could be reason for this inflammation? and how to diagnose it?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Chronic inflammation: could mean Crohn's disease. If it is in your duodenum, your gastroenterologist should be able to visualize it on EGD, so consult with him/her regarding accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Important: This is an important question. It really raises the question of whether you have Crohn's disease instead of ulcerative colitis. Make sure your GI reviews your pathology slides. Additionally if you need a colonoscopy any time soon, make sure to get an upper endoscopy done as well so they can re-biopsy your duodenum.
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