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Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?

Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?

Capsule endoscopy is: For small bowel evaluation where upper or lower endoscopy can't reach. It may give you information regarding the rest of small bowel. Its usually done to look for small bowel lesions or to find the source of a bleed where egd/colonoscopy is negative. In your case the better test is mr enetrography or a ct abd/pel with volumen contrast. Your GI doc should decide on further testing.

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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B12 deficient & having stomach pain not my appendix. Ileum related? Will it be seen on upcoming colonoscopy? A cause for concern at this point?

B12 deficient & having stomach pain not my appendix. Ileum related? Will it be seen on upcoming colonoscopy? A cause for concern at this point?

Depends on stomach: Where in stomach, where in abdomen, between belly button and rib cage, or below belly button, on right or left. Probably not gonna show in colonoscopy but might. Are bms normal? Is it related to eating? Any particular foods bring it on? You need to see a good holistic md.

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Should I determine that I want also ileum be inspected during direct to consumer colonoscopy?

Should I determine that I want also ileum be inspected during direct to consumer colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy.: An examination the terminal ileum should be a routine part of the colonoscopy. If you have a specific concern, discuss such with your Gastroenterologist to make sure that this is a part of his/her planned procedure for you.

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Colonoscopy forms has no place to determine that you want ileum be observed, too. Should not it be mentioned?

Colonoscopy forms has no place to determine that you want ileum be observed, too. Should not it be mentioned?

Typically viewed.: While not perhaps specified in writing, the terminal ileum is typically explored during colonoscopy.

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I had a colonoscopy last week, which came back clear, however on my report it shows that 40 biopsies were taken from the rectum to the terminal ileum?

Depends: Why was the colonoscopy done? If it was as monitoring for inflammatory bowel disease, then the biopsies were appropriate. Give it a week or so and check with your doctor about the results of the biopsies. Wish you good health and a Happy New Year!

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I had a colonoscopy and it said findings terminal ileum two small areas of shallow ulceration not otherwise normal just wanted. To know what that?

Possibly nothing: We sometimes see these. They may be nonspecific and related to preparation artifact. They may also be related to medications you may be taking such as nonsteroidal medications (ibuprofen, naproxen, advil). Inflammatory bowel disease is also a consideration but is less likely based on your description. Make sure to followup with your doctor who did the procedure.

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Biopsy from terminal ileum during colonoscopy showed "focal ileitis with superficial erosion. No granulomas, no specific cause identified"?

Biopsy from terminal ileum during colonoscopy showed "focal ileitis with superficial erosion. No granulomas, no specific cause identified"?

Forerunner: Of worse to come unless the dietary cause is eliminated. I have always stopped my patients from taking milk and milk products when they have ulcerative colitis. Try it! Its cheap. Also check out your diet in general. Apart from milk, restrict it to "god made" foods.

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Is Crohn's disease hard to diagnose? Colonoscopy EGD are norm beside minor inflamed cecum and ileum. Dr wants to do capsule test. So many tests!

Some times it can be: Most crohns affect the terminal ileum as well as the cecum. However as crohns can affect any part of the gi tract, a capsule endoscopy is helpful to find other lesions. My preference is to do a ct or MRI enterography, especially in an untreated crohns patient who I suspect may have tight areas (strictures). Hope this helps!

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My Bf had colonoscopy done & diagnosed with apthoid ulcer measuring 1 mm in terminal ileum. Biopsies were obtained, reports says cannot identify problem?

My Bf had colonoscopy done & diagnosed with apthoid ulcer measuring 1 mm in terminal ileum. Biopsies were obtained, reports says cannot identify problem?

Small bowel ulcer: Could be anything from as simple as an isolated ulcer from aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication induced to the early signs of Crohn's disease

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Hey Recently my Bf had his colonoscopy done and it was identified that three apthoid ulcer were found measuring 1 mm in the terminal ileum. Biopsies were obtained but the biopsies reports says that they cannot identify the problem. Do I need to worry?

Ileum ulcers: In general, you should not have to worry. Aphthous ulcers in the ileum can have many underlying causes, including infection, autoimmune, medication (pills usually) and idiopathic (inflammatory bowel disease.) Depending on the symptoms that led to the colonoscopy, further work-up or trial therapies may lead to more specific answers. Cancer not likely on the list at his age.

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Hey Recently my Bf had his colonoscopy done and it was identified that three apthoid ulcer were found measuring 1 mm in the terminal ileum. Biopsies were obtained but the biopsies reports says that they cannot identify the problem. Do I need to worry?

Misinformed: You need to discuss with your physician the exact contents of the biopsy report. It is unlikely that the pathologist would simply say can't identify the problem; more likely it offers several possibilities or differential diagnosis for your physician to work on

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Colonoscopy results says ileitis biopsy says benign terminal ileum with prominent payer patches CD3 t cells and CD20 b cells positive is it crohns

Colonoscopy results says ileitis biopsy says benign terminal ileum with prominent payer patches CD3 t cells and CD20 b cells positive is it crohns

Clinical picture: The colonoscopy and biopsy results need to be correlated with the clinical symptoms and signs to make a definite diagnosis. They should not be taken in isolation.

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Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?

Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?

Consult GI: Most common causes are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. There are several medications which can be helpful besides diet (gluten free). You should discuss these with the gastroenterologist. If not satisfied, you can always get a second opinion.

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I had a colonoscopy last week. They found erythematous mucosa in the sigmoid and several areas of raised inflammation in ileum. What could cause that?

Might: Not be anything or it could represent inflammatory bowel disease such as crohn's. They should have done biopsies so the path reports should provide more information allowing proper therapy to be initiated if necessary.

Ileum (Definition)

The last (furthest from the mouth) of three parts of the small intestine. It is involved primarily in absorption of various nutrients that have been digested in the stomach and earlier portions ...Read more