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Causes Of Colon Ulcers
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
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
Can having multiple abdominal surgeries cause colon thickening? Lap RNY, abdomnio, gall bladder removal, rt adrenalectomy? History of bleeding ulcers
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
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
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?
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
What are possible reasons for slight discoloration of colon (greenish), in a hypo diabetic patient with 5the ulcers?
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
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 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
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.
I have the common cold, 3 tongue ulcers and my tonsils are swollen. Could it be colon cancer or something else?
Infection: Most likely infection bu tif persists seek a medicalopinion. ...Read more
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?
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
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
For 55+ F (Hb 10.6) is platelet count supposed to be higher than normal in case of internal bleeding from GI tract, ulcer/tumor, colon or lungs?
NO: Usually lower than normal due to consumption coagulopathy ...Read more
Hi I have a rectal prolapse and solitary rectal ulcer in my sigmoid colon. I have ehlers danlos syndrome. I was pooping today and some red tissue looking stuff came out and fell into toilet what is it
Probably a clot: But the only way to tell would be to bring the object in for examination. If another appears you may wish to retrieve it. ...Read more
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
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
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
19yrOld teen, abdomen painsevere. Gallstones. Diagnosed w ulcers. Has had CT, HIDA, endos/colon. Fullness, can't eat, fever off/on, shakes, flush face, miserable?
Black stool and abdominal pain for a few days now. Could it be symptomatic of stomach cancer, colon cancer, ulcer? I am a worried
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
*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
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