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What can cause ulcers in the colon?

What can cause ulcers in the colon?

Inflammation!: Most inflammatory diseases of the colon cause ulcers, eg. Uc, crohn's, but also seen with infections, trauma, ischemia (poor blood supply) and toxic effects of some medications. Ulcers generally mean something has overwhelmed your body's natural defenses and imply something serious is going on. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Can magnesium cause ulcer in your colon and if so why?

Can magnesium cause ulcer in your colon and if so why?

I am not: Aware that magnesium does this. In fact it makes people have a bowel movement. If u have an ulcer in your colon best to take it up with the person who found it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can having multiple abdominal surgeries cause colon thickening? Lap RNY, abdomnio, gall bladder removal, rt adrenalectomy? History of bleeding ulcers

Can having multiple abdominal surgeries cause colon thickening? Lap RNY, abdomnio, gall bladder removal, rt adrenalectomy? History of bleeding ulcers

Probably not: The multiple operations shouldn't cause colon wall thickening. Even scar tissue, called adhesions, won't do this. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had been treated for colonic ulcer but still have too much acidity... What can be the cause?

I had been treated for colonic ulcer but still have too much acidity... What can be the cause?

Not related: Colon ulcer not related to acid. Different from stomach or duodenal ulcers where acid is one of many factors. Most of those related to h pylori infection. Talk to doc. Colon ulcers can be isolated in rectum, can be due to infection, inflammation, poor blood flow, rarely cancer, other. ...Read more

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Do ulcers in colon heal?

Inflammatory Bowel: Ulcers in colon could be the manifestation of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
It includes Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. Ulcerative Colitis can affect the innermost lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum.
The treatment for some patients may include steroids, aminosalicylates, immune modifiers, antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have colon ulcer for 4 years?

I have colon ulcer for 4 years?

Clarify: I am not sure what your question is. Are you asking if you could have an ulcer in your colon for the last four years? Asking what to do about colonic ulcerations? Consider clarifying. ...Read more

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Why send a ulcer in colon to pathology?

Why send a ulcer in colon to pathology?

What is it?: You don't just get an "ulcer" in the colon. Is it cancer? Is it an amoeba infection? Is it a viral infection? Site of previous injury? A lesion caused by its being near a diverticulum? It's the owner's right to know -- it may need to be treated. ...Read more

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I think I have chroans. I've had two camera done which showed ulcers in my colon the first time and then nothing in the second so they won't treat me?

I think I have chroans. I've had two camera done which showed ulcers in my colon the first time and then nothing in the second so they won't treat me?

Can be tricky: Crohn's can be very tricky to diagnose. Your physician will need to put all the medical info together i.e. Blood tests, endoscopies, imaging studies, physical exam and finally make a clinical decision as to what is your most likely diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is colon anastomotic ulcer treatible?

Is colon anastomotic ulcer treatible?

Depends: Most colon anastomotic ulcers are chronic due to poor blood supply to that area. Usually not serious. If you have crohns, the ulcer could represent recurrent disease and escalating treatment should be considered. ...Read more

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What kind of test detects ulcers, polyps and colon cancer?

What kind of test detects ulcers, polyps and colon cancer?

Intestinal scoping: A gastroscope can easily define and allow for bx of stomach ulcer. In colon, a colonoscope detects polyps and or carcinoma allowing for bx. It appears that colon cancer arises mostly from viral or carcinogen in bowel producing a field effect. If one focus mutates faster into colon Ca it suppresses all other cells which must be detected by IHC or lesion will recur after primary is resected. ...Read more

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I jst had my flex sigmoidoscopy. Dr saw small ulcer in my colon, her post endoscopic diagnosis is 'colitid probably amebic'. If not amebic, what is it?

Many causes: It could be another infection. It could be due to inflammatory bowel disease (such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), it could be a cancer (unlikely at your age), it could be lack of blood supply to your colon. Biopsies should help ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy d/t rectal bleeding dr said bleeding was from BP meds I take at night I had ulcers on the descending colon. What's the solution?

I disagree: I am unaware of any BP med that would cause colonic ulceration. You CAN see that with non-steroidals like ASA, motrin etc.
Were the ulcers biopsied? That can be a sign of Crohns disease.
Where were the ulcers? If very low in the rectum can be from chronic constipation.
How old are you? ...Read more

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What kind of x-rays can check for problems such as ulcers or polyps inside the colon? Does MRI work for that? Prefer not to do colonoscopy first.

What kind of x-rays can check for problems such as ulcers or polyps inside the colon? Does MRI work for that? Prefer not to do colonoscopy first.

Sometimes: Special CT scan techniques can see some issues such as tumors or larger polyps but cannot determine if abnormalities are cancer or pre-cancerous lesions so there will always be a role for colonoscopy ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a peptic ulcer compared to colon cancer?

What are the symptoms of a peptic ulcer compared to colon cancer?

Different: Ulcers generally cause upper abdominal pain, burning, radiation to back. Can include nausea, black tarry stools and weight loss. Colorectal cancer symptoms include blood in stool, change in bowels and weight loss. ...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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Had ulcerative colitis for 15 yrs (confirmed by sigmoid and biopsies). Just had 1st colonoscopy, shows granular, loss of vascular pattern and minor ulcers in ascending colon, cecum, sigmoid and colon. Is this UC or chrons?

Had ulcerative colitis for 15 yrs (confirmed by sigmoid and biopsies). Just had 1st colonoscopy, shows granular, loss of vascular pattern and minor ulcers in ascending colon, cecum, sigmoid and colon. Is this UC or chrons?

Ulcerative colitis: All of the biopsies from colonoscopy showed inflammatory changes consistent with ulcerative colitis. The later is part of the spectrum of IBD but involves only the mucosal layer of the bowel. Chrons disease is a form of IBD that involves all layers of the bowel and can be recognized on scans of the bowel or deeper layers of bowel on bx. ...Read more

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Is black stool a symptom of colon cancer or ulcer?

Is black stool a symptom of colon cancer or ulcer?

Depends: There are many causes of black tarry stool. The common issue is bleeding in the intestine. Bleeding may be due to ulcers in the stomach, or intestine. Oral iron intake may produce dark stool. Colon cancer is one of the causes of bleeding in the intestine. It would be prudent to see your doctor to determine the cause of dark stools, especially if it is due to bleeding in the intestine. ...Read more

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Severe lower ab cramps, burning colon, nausea, fatigue. Gf and df & was temp paleo. Is this IBS? Ulcer. Colitis? (Worse if eat meat &, oddly, mustard)

IBS: More likely it is IBS. Ulcerative Colitis is possible but you would have bloody stools. You are likely allergic to mustard so don't eat anymore. You are probably deficient in stomach acid or digestive enzymes so meat is problematic. I would do food dairy for 1 week to see if you are allergic to other foods such gluten, dairy, etc. I would recommend strong probiotic and digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis without contrast detect colon cancer and ulcers?

CT Scan Findings: Ct scan is not the best study to detect colon cancer or ulcers. Although a ct scan may show a large sized colon cancer, the sensitivity of this is greatly reduced without the administration of oral contrast. Ulcers are typically not seen on ct scan. The best diagnostic study for both of these would be an endoscopy and colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Cleared heart, endo/colon, gallbladder tests. Upper abdomen squeezing sev hrs after eat, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, up at night. Ulcer symptoms?

Cleared heart, endo/colon, gallbladder tests. Upper abdomen squeezing sev hrs after eat, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, up at night. Ulcer symptoms?

Pain: It could be due to a variety of things including IBS. I would see a good gastroenterologist, he should be able to help. It does not sound like ulcer disease ...Read more

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Black stool and abdominal pain for a few days now. Could it be symptomatic of stomach cancer, colon cancer, ulcer? I am a worried

Black stool and abdominal pain for a few days now. Could it be symptomatic of stomach cancer, colon cancer, ulcer? I am a worried

At 19 yr age?: But need to find the source of bleeding and the cause at your age cancer is not the cause (but age is not an exception for cancer). Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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Have Ehlers Danlos, Gastroparesis and colonic Inertia. Ulcers in mouth and throat, bloody stool, post refeeding Synd. Is this part of gut dysmotility??

Have Ehlers Danlos, Gastroparesis and colonic Inertia. Ulcers in mouth and throat, bloody stool, post refeeding Synd. Is this part of gut dysmotility??

Complex problem: You have a group of symptoms that can be very serious to your health and well being. You need to see a very good GI doctor to help you make a correct diagnosis and give you effective treatment ...Read more

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*Nodularity, erythema and ulceration in the terminal ileum * otherwise normal colonoscopy *Normal mucosa in the whole colon What does all this mean?

*Nodularity, erythema and ulceration in the terminal ileum * otherwise normal colonoscopy *Normal mucosa in the whole colon What does all this mean?

Ask you doctor: I am sure your doctor has told you what it all means....did he not? Please give us complete information so that we can offer you further help It looks like your Colon is healthy/ normal (that is a the large intestine) but you do have a problem in your small intestine (ileum is the name of the last part of small bowel before it changes into large bowel) You need to guided further by a Gastroenterolo ...Read more

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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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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