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A 24-year-old female asked:

ct scan showed thickening transverse colon, diverticula sigmoid. normal appendix on ct but pain in right lower abdo and nausea. why? on and off months

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 39 years experience
Suggests colitis: or colon inflammation. Your doctor can help explain the possibilities with you and whether you need colonoscopy to further evaluate.
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Needs Colonoscopy: With the exception of lymphoma, segmental or diffuse wall thickening is usually caused by benign conditions, such as ischaemic, infectious and inflammatory diseases, Neoplasm has to be r/o. First, distinction should be made between focal and segmental or diffuse wall thickening. Your history is missing that information. You need Colonoscopy for definitive Dx and be seen by a GI specialist.

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Last updated Apr 1, 2019

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