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What exactly does it mean if you have small bowel ulcers with negative biopsy for ibd?

What exactly does it mean if you have small bowel ulcers with negative biopsy for ibd?

IBD, : Especially crohn's disease, is a clinical diagnosis, not a pathologic diagnosis. That means you can still have it even though the biopsies do not show it. These ulcers might have a different cause, such as medication or infection. Ask your GI specialist for specific advice. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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I am almost 7 years out from gastric bypass in 2007. I have upper left quad abd pain and cannot lay on my left side. What could this be? Bowel, ulcer?

I am almost 7 years out from gastric bypass in 2007. I have upper left quad abd pain and cannot lay on my left side. What could this be? Bowel, ulcer?

Abdominal pain: It could be an ulcer in your gastric pouch. It could be a gastro-gastric fistula. It could be an ulcer in your gastric remnant. It could be an internal hernia. You need to see your surgeon. If a ct scan is normal, then get an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are diseases or causes that produce a chronic bowel ulcers (4 years) associated with non bloody diarrhea other than TB or ibd?

What are diseases or causes that produce a chronic bowel ulcers (4 years) associated with non bloody diarrhea other than TB or ibd?

UC and Crohn's : Ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease are the 2 low hanging fruit. Tb of the gut is very rare. A biopsy of one of the ulcer bed is usually what is called for, and the pathology helps diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?

No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids and if perforating posteriorly into lesser sac, the space behind the stomach, back pain develops. Constipation or loose stool related to diet or inflammation of bowel and if in sigmoid colon with diverticular disease. lt. lower abodiminal pain noted ...Read more

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What can be done for apthous ulcers with granular mucoa throughout bowel to caecum?

What can be done for apthous ulcers with granular mucoa throughout bowel to caecum?

Crohn's Disease?: You may have any number of problems that a colon biopsy may clarify. Crohn's disease must be ruled out, but infection and infiltrative disorders of the gut are also on the differential list. Of course, regardless of etiology, your doctor can offer medication--so talk to him/her about the finding & what is recommended. ...Read more

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Have just had a colonoscopy and they found some aphthous ulcers in my bowel. What are they?

Not aphthous ulcers: Aphthous ulcers are generally painful ulcers that occur in the mouth. Typically called 'canker sore', they are recurrent. Since aphthous means ulcer (latin, it's all in the latin), therefore it is a redundant term, and more accurate is the diagnosis of 'aphthous stomatitis'. Among the many associations with other problems, one is a colon disorder known as crohn's; but the ulcer is in the mouth. ...Read more

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Just had a colonoscopy. The report said they found some aphthous ulcers in my bowel. What are they?

Just had a colonoscopy.  The report said they found some aphthous ulcers in my bowel.   What are they?

Ulcers in bowel: The ulcers associated with ulcerative colitis are located in the colon, whereas ulcers in crohn's disease may be found anywhere in the gut from the mouth (aphthous ulcers) to the anus. Ulcerative colitis ulcers are typically shallow and more numerous, while crohn's disease ulcers are usually deeper and with more distinct borders. ...Read more

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A colonoscopy found tiny ulcers in small bowel and are querying crohn's. I am iron deficient and total B12 level is 202 just in normal range?

A colonoscopy found tiny ulcers in small bowel and are querying crohn's. I am iron deficient and total B12 level is 202 just in normal range?

Biopsy: It is likely that a biopsy was done of the lesions in the intestine. Microscopic examination of the biopsy by a pathologist should provide important information about the diagnosis. There are blood tests that may support the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the new regime for intestinal (stomach and bowel) tuberculosis after 4 years of diagnosis many small ulcers in the stomach and bowel? The symptoms are losing weight and appetite only

What is the new regime for intestinal
(stomach and bowel) tuberculosis after 4 years of diagnosis many small ulcers in the stomach and bowel? The symptoms are losing  weight and appetite only

No new regimen: Ripe is the standard. There is a real problem. Ulcers are something else and weight loss indicates that there is a problem that is not fixed. You need to see a specialist asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more