Top
20
Doctor insights on: Causes Of Colon Ulcers

Share
1

1
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.

Dr. Scott Bolhack
2,081 Doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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.

3

3
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!

4

4
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.

5

5
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.

6

6
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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.

8

8
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.

9

9
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.

10

10
What are possible reasons for slight discoloration of colon (greenish), in a hypo diabetic patient with 5the ulcers?

What are possible reasons for slight discoloration of colon (greenish), in a hypo diabetic patient with 5the ulcers?

Stool: Color of stool is related primarily to dietary intake, although greenish tint may represent bile making its way down.

13

13
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.

15

15
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?

16

16
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

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
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

20

20
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.

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
13 Doctors shared insights

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


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