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Ascending colon pain age 21 change in bowel habits and no anemia went to the er three times and everything clear. Scared it might be Colon cancer.

Ascending colon pain age 21 change in bowel habits and no anemia went to the er three times and everything clear. Scared it might be Colon cancer.

See below:: Agree with Dr. KATAKKAR. It is unlikely that you have colon cancer. However, the issue is not suitable for ER. You need to see your primary care provider and let her/him decide if a referral to a gastroenterologist is warranted.
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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


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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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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 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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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

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In my colon what is lipoma in the distal ascending colon

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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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 to expect for surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

What to expect for surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Are you sure?: Partial resection of the colon on Crohn's disease can be tricky and also can lead to complications such as obstruction of the colon that is left over. Many are left with permanent ostomy bags. I wouldnmake absolutely certain that you have maxed out medical therapy and would even get a second opinion before embarking on this surgery ...Read more

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

Early colon cancer: Early colon cancer typically doesn't have any symptoms- that's why screening colonoscopy is important. If there were symptoms, blood in the stool would be #1. Other things could include pencil-thin stools, pain, cramping, or diarrhea. Most of these would not likely be present in early colon cancer, though, but increasingly likely with an increasing disease burden. ...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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Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Have you done surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Not recommended: Whenever there is evidence of dysplasia or cancer in the setting of crohn's colitis, it is probably better to consider a total proctocolectomy as there is high risk of synchronous cancer or recurrence elsewhere in the colon. ...Read more

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How fast can ascending colon cancer (stage 1) spread? To where?

How fast can ascending colon cancer (stage 1) spread? To where?

Usually contained: Stage I ascending colon cancer is usually very easily treatable. Stage I means that it has not spread beyond the colon which is great news. If it ever does move, it usually moves to the lymph nodes, liver and lung. This would be detectable by regular scans after the colon tumor has been surgically removed. ...Read more

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Can you feel your ascending colon? I feel a round like tube starting in my pelvic region and extending up. Am I feeling my colon?

Can you feel your ascending colon? I feel a round like tube starting in my pelvic region and extending up. Am I feeling my colon?

Colon: Depends on how much abdominal fat is there and how much faecal material is there in the colon. If the colon is full and you are a thin person, you can feel the colon. If in doubt get it examined by a doctor. You don't want to sit on some thing else, thinking that it is a colon. I can't comment about this more as I have not examined you!! ...Read more

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Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?

Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?

Depends: I always tell patients that procedure length can really vary from operation to operation. I would guess 2-3 hours. That time will matter more to your family, though. If the operation is being done carefully with minimal trauma to tissues, time matters less. ...Read more

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What does patent end to side ileo colonic anastomosis in ascending colon mean? And characterized by healthy appearing mucosa! I had surgery in dec.

What does patent end to side ileo colonic anastomosis in ascending colon mean? And characterized by healthy appearing mucosa! I had surgery in dec.

All is good: The doctor is telling you that when the terminal ileum (end of small bowel) was connected to the colon, the passage between then is open and working. He has not scarred down to a small hole causing a problem. The lining of each tube, ileum and colon, is covered with mucosa and the appearance is health, not that of inflammation and such. This is a good report by description. Congratulations! ...Read more

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Is 2 yr f/u after 1.5cm peicemeal removal of SA in ascending colon on target? &2 tubular adenomas from sigmoid removed, all 3 LGD. Precancer or benign?

Is 2 yr f/u after 1.5cm peicemeal removal of SA in ascending colon on target? &2 tubular adenomas from sigmoid removed, all 3 LGD. Precancer or benign?

Sounds right.: Tubular adenomas do occasionally progress to become cancers. Depends upon size and appearance under the microscope. If there is low grade dysplasia then there is no rush to re-scope. However they do need to be watched (just like you would watch a funny mole on your skin.) Listen to your doc about the appropriate interval for repeating the colonoscope. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about surgical resection of ascending colon in Crohn's colitis?

Major surgery: Partial resection of the colon is a major operation that can be done open or laparoscopically. Usually it is a 2-4 hour operation associated with a 2-5 day stay in the hospital. Disorganized vowel function could keep you in longer. These major resection related risk is that the connection leaks, which happens infrequently, but can be a life threatening situation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I feel like pear like shape under my right rib is that the liver or ascending colon. Does the ascending colon go up that high on right side. Thanks?

I feel like pear like shape under my right rib is that the liver or ascending colon. Does the ascending colon go up that high on right side. Thanks?

Exam: No. I seriously bout that a pear shaped mass under your right rib is colon or a pear shaped liver. You must be examined and get an abdominal ultrasound. ...Read more

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How long after ascending colon resection 5" removed robotically can you drink beer?

Love this question!: As someone who likes a cold beer now and then also it's probably ok once you are off all pain medicine and your bowel function has returned back to normal as well. If done for cancer make sure you aren't taking any chemo drugs as well! ...Read more

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What is moderate stool in ascending colon and splenic flexure but only minimal degree distally mean too my health?

Normal: Stool will always be seen in the colon. You are describing normality. Without more of a context we cannot offer more advice. But, your report that you are quoting is 100% normal. ...Read more

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Had foam enema for distal UC for 15yrs. Now colonoscopy shows ascending colon affected: might I need different treatment to reach this area?

Yes: A gastroenterologist is best qualified to answer your question and treat you, but it's quite likely that enema treatments will not be adequate to treat ascending colon involvement. ...Read more

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If a patient has a tumor in the transverse colon, and a pre-cancerous polyp in the ascending colon, would both colon sections need to be resected?

If a patient has a tumor in the transverse colon, and a pre-cancerous polyp in the ascending colon, would both colon sections need to be resected?

It depends.: If the gastroenterologist is fairly certain that the precancerous polyp was removed completely, and the pathology results confirm that, then the ascending colon would not need to be resected. Depending on the results of the local lymph nodes, the surgeon might be able to get by with resecting just the transverse colon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do surgeons reattach a mobilised ascending colon after performing an appendectomy for a retroperitoneal appendicitis our is it just left unattached?

Do surgeons reattach a mobilised ascending colon after performing an appendectomy for a retroperitoneal appendicitis our is it just left unattached?

Unattached: Mobilization of the cecum may be required when removing a retrocecal, retroperitoneal appendix, not the entire ascending colon. The only reason to reattach the colon is if the cecum was very floppy and susceptible to volvulus. I would love to know what your follow-up question is? ...Read more

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Recent colonoscopy revealed - patch mucosal congestion. Any medicine/diet advise please? Symptoms are intermittent tightness ascending colon.

Recent colonoscopy revealed - patch mucosal congestion. Any medicine/diet advise please? Symptoms are intermittent tightness ascending colon.

I would think the: Description "patch mucosal congestion" would be an incidental, benign finding. It suggests a little swelling and perhaps prominent blood vessel in a small portion of the colon lining. This would not cause any symptoms, certainly not "tightness" in the colon (which I don't think you can feel). General colon cancer prevention is avoiding red/processed meats, refined grains/sugars, adding fiber. ...Read more

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Pain in ascending colon (2 weeks now) while sitting, not standing or walking; doc says its due to stress, I got GERD as per his earlier check up?

Pain in ascending colon (2 weeks now) while sitting, not standing or walking; doc says its due to stress, I got GERD as per his earlier check up?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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A GrownLady is 72 years can she do a surgery for ascending colon cancer and it hasn't spread (Thank God)? Is it safe and what are the risks Thank you

A GrownLady is 72 years can she do a surgery for ascending colon cancer and it hasn't spread (Thank God)? Is it safe and what are the risks Thank you

Yes: Just make sure you are seen by your doctor for Sufism clearance. Once cleared gave your surgery and then follow closely with your doctor to assure you have a safe and healthy recovery. Post op follow up is very important ...Read more

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What is a common cause for moderate stool and gas build up in the ascending colon that is causing severe constipation?

What is a common cause for moderate stool and gas build up in the ascending colon that is causing severe constipation?

Some possibilities..: In an otherwise normal, healthy, young adult, causes of gas, bloating, and stool changes may be due to dietary items. Very common is lactose intolerance, which one can figure out if the symptoms go away after avoiding ALL lactose for 3-4 weeks, and symptoms return upon drinking dairy. Eating excess fiber or eating sugar alcohols (diabetic sweeteners) cause similar symptoms. There are other causes. ...Read more

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Pain/discomfort in ascending colon (2 weeks); usually when sitting; burning feeling in stomach, burning stool, stool test shows nothing, what to do?

Pain/discomfort in ascending colon (2 weeks); usually when sitting; burning feeling in stomach, burning stool, stool test shows nothing, what to do?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Is a small ascending colon lesion near cecum the same as polyp? They want to do CT scan. I have no pain or family history of CC. Should I be worried?

Is a small ascending colon lesion near cecum the same as polyp? They want to do CT scan. I have no pain or family history of CC. Should I be worried?

Probably okay.: It may be a polyp or some other abnormality which was seen. It is impossible to know until it is evaluated. Certainly it is important to follow through. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just had colonoscopy due to an ulcer that was infected in my ascending colon. After the procedure I am experiencing severe lower extremity pain in?

Just had colonoscopy due to an ulcer that was infected in my ascending colon. After the procedure I am experiencing severe lower extremity pain in?

Severe lower leg: Pain after a colonoscopy without adequate medical history needs immediate evaluation. If prolonged immobilization and depending on actual and PE findings DVT or injury could be eliminated ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis in sigmoid and ascending colon/cecum (just confirmed by colonoscopy). Will enema treat this (allergic to NSAIDs)?

Have ulcerative colitis in sigmoid and ascending colon/cecum (just confirmed by colonoscopy). Will enema treat this (allergic to NSAIDs)?

Consider allergy ref: Thanks for your question. Depending on the NSAID allergy, sometimes it can be desensitized through introduction of small amounts initially, then gradual increase in dose under supervision by an allergy specialist. However, would discuss the side effects/risks/benefits with a specialist. ...Read more

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Just got a CT scan result at er: narrowing of ascending colon above cecum, as well as a spiculated 12x11mm nodule in the rml. What could these mean? [44/male/ex smoker (11 years), no family colon c.]

Just got a CT scan result at er: narrowing of ascending colon above cecum, as well as a spiculated 12x11mm nodule in the rml. What could these mean? [44/male/ex smoker (11 years), no family colon c.]

Both need evaluation: The narrowing can be due to inflammation or malignancy and needs to evaluated by colonoscopy. The lung nodule also needs to be followed if you're a nonsmoker or perhaps even biopsied if you are. It can represent scar, inflammation, or malignancy. ...Read more

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What does asymmetric thickening of the cecum and ascending colon with enlarged para-aortic nodes mean? Had thyroid cancer and stage IIC melanoma 2013

Question for your Dr: Whoever ordered the CT scan (primary doctor / oncologist) should interpret the scan report for you - it's important to follow-up after test. Asymmetric thickening means that one wall / side of the colon in these parts (the 1st part) is thicker than the other wall. The lymph nodes on either side of this thickened colon are enlarged. These are non-specific. A recurrence is poss, but a biopsy needed. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Colonic (Definition)

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


Ascending Colon (Definition)

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