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Ascending Colon (Overview)

The ascending colon is the portion of the large intestine "ascending" or going up the right side of the abdomen.


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Could sharp pains in ones right side be from problems other than the ascending colon?

Could sharp pains in ones right side be from problems other than the ascending colon?

Yes: Muscle spasms are common and can cause sudden, sharp, knife-like pain in the flat muscles. They should go away with rubbing them, like a charley horse in your leg. If they persist, or are associated with bowel changes, blood in the stool, weight loss, or appetite changes, it may be something more important. See your primary provider, and good luck! ...Read more

Ascending Colon (Overview)

The ascending colon is the portion of the large intestine "ascending" or going up the right side of the abdomen.


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Can scope or stents be used on obstructions in the ascending colon?

Can scope or stents be used on obstructions in the ascending colon?

Yes: But more difficult to place then descending, sigmoid, or rectum. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ascending colon?

What is the definition or description of: ascending colon?

Right colon: The ascending colon is the portion of the large intestine "ascending" or going up the right side of the abdomen. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis form if the ascending colon is on the left side?

Can appendicitis form if the ascending colon is on the left side?

Yes: If one has an appendix, it can always be subject to inflammation from an infection, obstruction, etc. Therefore, it's possible to still have appendicitis regardless of its location (ascending colon on the left side could be due to conditions like situs inversus, for example). ...Read more

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Can colitis or any other colon disease present with an inflamed mass outside of ascending colon?

Can colitis or any other colon disease present with an inflamed mass outside of ascending colon?

Could represent: A bowel perforation and pericolononic abscess or a muscle tumor. I would need more information from the test that demonstrated this mass to be of any help.Need more details. ...Read more

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What would be an early sign of cancer in the ascending colon?

What would be an early sign of cancer in the ascending colon?

May not be any: Signs and symptoms may not occur till cancer growth is large. Sometimes stool can test positive for blood due to occult bleeding but sensitivity is 50%--colonoscopy is recommended to evaluate further. ...Read more

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In my colon what is lipoma in the distal ascending colon

Hello. : Hello. It is a fatty tumor in the large intestine. The location is on the right side of your abdomen. ...Read more

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A ascending colon polyp worse then anywhere else in the colon.How can I prevent more. High grade removed in may, surgically. When do I need next scope?

Not sure of your : Question but a precancerous polyp regardless of the location in the colon is concern for futue polyp/cancer development especially if high grade dysplasia was present. Follow your surgeon's or GI doctors advice on follow up colonoscopy, but i usually recommend a colonoscopy 1 year after surgery. ...Read more

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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more