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What Does Large Colonic Stool Burden Mean
Normal: That is radiologist jargon for having a normal appearing bowel on the x-ray. We all have gas in our bowels and a "non obstructive bowel gas pattern" means it looks like it should look. A physiological stool burden means you have a normal amount of stool in your colon. Nothing bad. ...Read more
Radiology: It means it appears to be normal. ...Read more
Please help, blood in stool (colonoscopy normal, ) MRI shows narrowing of small bowel don, t know what this signifys?
Benign: Most likely nothing , very common finding . ...Read more
Bleeding: It depends. If it is bright red blood it could be an area of irritation at surgery site or anastomosis, an ulcer, a blood vessel or other complication of surgery. Other conditions unrelated to surgery such as hemorrhoids and diverticulosis can result in bleeding. You need to talk with your doctor to clarify what you are noting. ...Read more
Biliary reflux: Biliary reflux, bile reflux or duodenogastric reflux is a condition that occurs when bile flows upward (refluxes) from the duodenum into the stomach and esophagus. While bile reflux involves fluid from the small intestine flowing into the stomach and esophagus, acid reflux is back flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. SEE: http://bit.ly/1CERl6k ...Read more
No: The consistency of stool is not effected by the presence or absence of cancer of the bowel. The diameter may be narrowed and blood may be present but adherence of stool to toilet un related. We have found that the tumors do shed surface protein into the stool that may be of diagnostic importance but again consistency not effected by presence of tumor but possibly diet. ...Read more
Does green stool means cancer? I sometimes have this problem along with pellet like stool and constipation. Does this mean colon cancer?
Just bile: The greenish color in stool is caused by the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown triggered by gut germs. It is normal as is a loose consistency if it is greenish. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others ; the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Colon confusion. Is the colon the large intestines? If the large intestines is removed, does that mean theres no longer a colon?
Lactoferrin: Lactoferrin is a protein that is made by white blood cells. When the lactoferrin level in stool is elevated, that is an indicator of ^’ed white blood cells due to intestinal infection or inflammation. This might occur with bacterial infections of the GI tract, crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. ...Read more
"Leaky gut"?: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies ; contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Similar symptoms may present with leaky gut, which by comparison is a disease process (again, caused by many etiologies). ...Read more
What does it mean if I had a 4mm sessile benign neoplasm of the cecum? Does this raise my risk of colon cancer? Does location matter? I'm only 42!
Cecal neoplasm: What is the histology ? Lipoma, mucocele , carcinoid. In general though individuals with lesions due have a higher propensity for cancer. You likely will need continued surveillance colonoscopy with evaluation of the cecum . The tumor that was identified was small and surveillance/monitoring will detect lesions before cancer occurs. F/u/ w/ gastroenterologist ...Read more
It means that ...: The walls of your colon (the last part of your bowel - usually goes around the outer part of the abdomen) has a thick wall. Remember this a tube... Thickening makes the inside smaller. Infection, inflammation and even cancer can cause it. It is usually seen on ct, MRI or even colonoscopy. You should have you doctor narrow the possibility list. ...Read more
"BOWEL: The left-sided colon including rectosigmoid colon is collapsed. Normal appendix. Stomach and small bowel are unremarkable" what does this mean?
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 ...Read more
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