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How do U know cecum?: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more
Laparoscopic surgery: Also called minimally invasive surgery, usually three or four small incisions are made in the abdominal wall, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. Then a small tube is inserted into each incision and the abdomen in inflated to allow space to see the inside of the abdomen with a camera, mounted on one of the tubes. The cecum is removed and intestine reconnected with specially designed staplers. ...Read more
Cecum: The function of the cecum is not fully understood and studies. It's the first portion of the colon which holds the appendix. People can live without cecum and definitely can live without appendix. There are some suggestions that appendix may play a role in providing local and may be even systemic immunity to a certain extent. ...Read more
Why is a right hemicolonectomy necessary if a polyp is just in the cecum? Why can't just the cecum be removed?
Ask surgeon: As they know all test results and is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
Appendiceal mucocele: Here's a link: http://radiopaedia. Org/articles/appendiceal-mucocoeleGet a more detailed answer ›
Is there anyway a thickened and irritated cecum can cause pain and swelling of the left side of my back?
I've been told I have a mucocele arising from my cecum. Not getting many answers. And just need some sort of feedback : (?
Finding (and usually it arises from the APPENDIX (which is actually a tiny appendage to the Cecum) It is a finding now more often seen since COLONOSCOPIES have become routine! Not to worry. Just follow your GI specialists recommendation re re-examinations etc.
Hope this helps!
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I have marked thickening of 1side of cecum. Rad. Recommended colonoscopy to exclude malignancy, PC disagrees what should I do?
Get a GI opinion: See a gastroenterologist and make sure that you take the films with you. Gastroenterologist should be able to tell you whether it needs to be further pursued. I would not wait long to get this done. Put it on your to do soon list. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Diarrhea for 2 months now I can't go at all, is it because the cecum is thickened? There's no bowl obstruction. Can't hardly eat anything, so much pain
Is 8 mm large for a cecum polyp? I'm 37 yo. Should I be concerned? Biopsy said benign. Wasn't removed.
If one has an ileocecectomy and loses 12" of ileum and the cecum did the surgeon likely remove the appendix also?
Yes: If the cecum is removed the the appendix is removed. Appendix is attached to the cecum. ...Read more
Just had a upper and lower gi. He found a diminutive sessile polyp in the cecum it was sent for biopsy.....should I be worried?
Diminutive polyp: No reasons to worry before the pathology report. Most polyps are benign, and even if that is not the case, being diagnosed early will give you a good prognosis. ...Read more
I had a routine colonoscopy done yesterday all the results said normal mucosa in all areas but it said I have an extrinsic compression at cecum what?
Ask your doctor to e: Your doctor should explain it to you. It implies that there may be a growth? Tumor in this area which is compressing the cecum. If you have any local symptoms like pain or swelling in the right lower abdomen, you may need a CT scan to look for any extrinsic mass in this area. ...Read more
I have an 8cm not mm mass protruding from appendix into cecum. Will they be able to remove laparoscopic?
Likely: Laparoscopic colon surgery is highly dependent on the expertise of your surgeon & their experience. See your surgeon to ask what is possible for your specific situation, as tumor size, location & possible attachments affects the choices of the best surgical approach for each person. ...Read more
I have to have a cholecystectomy and appendectomy with possible cecum removal. How long will recovery be?
Post surgery: It depends on your overall health. More medical or complex medical issues, the longer is the recovery. ...Read more
8mm hyperplastic polyp in cecum. Why wasn't it removed during colonoscopy? 3mm polyp removed in another spot.
Can't answer: That but you endoscopist should be able to. Ask! ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Diag w/appendiceal involution /intussus -ception n 2 cecum. Appendiceal tip dilated measuring 10 mm. Appendix can't be seen. Addt. Test recommend?
See surgeon: If you are having symptoms, such as right lower quadrant abdominal pain, and you have appendiceal pathology found on an advanced imaging study, such as a ct scan, you should probably go ahead and have your appendix removed, most likely laparoscopically. Speak with a general surgeon. ...Read more
My partner had 2 x 3mm sessile polyps removed and has slight adema in caecal mucasa, obliteration of vascular pattern, , biospys taken from cecum, ?
And your question?: Not sure what your question is but finding out the biopsy results on the polyps and the inflamation of the cecum should give you the answers you need. ...Read more
What step should I take about a large recurring sessile polyp located in the cecum but up against the ileum? It is now 15mm two years after the original 55mm benign polyp was removed endoscopically. Try endoscopy again? Resection?
Polyp: The answer really depends on what kind of benign polyp it is. Generally you should listen to your physician about this. If you want a second opinion and can get a hold of the pathology reports from both times it's been removed, I would be happy to review those for you. Just contact me here on Healthtap concierge. Good luck. ...Read more
Isn't capsule endoscopy supposed to view the cecum as well as small int.? Report said capsule entered cecum but images were blocked by stool.
That is usual: It follows the stream and the cecum is a side passage ...Read more
I don't understand what causes a blockage in the appendix; how is it that feces gets into malt? How is it "connected" to the cecum for that to occur?
Blind pouch: Appendix is a blind pouch with an opening but no exit. Items can get trapped inside but may not exit and become infected. ...Read more
I have 8cm benign mass protruding from appendix into cecum, is it safe to wait six months to check for growth, or should it be removed. Causes pain.?
8 cm?: That's a tennis ball! You sure it isn't 8mm? Anyhow, if a definite mass is noted during colonoscopy, it should be removed to be safe. Keep in mind that a biopsy can be falsely negative and the true nature of a tumor is not certain unless the entire lesion is studied carefully by a pathologist. ...Read more
Would a thickened cecum be caused by something or is something caused from a thickened cecum. If its found on CT should it be biopsied?
Thickened cecum: Thickened cecum seen on ct may be from infection, inflammation (such as found in crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), polyps or cancer (rarely) or it may just look thickened on ct. To know for sure, colonoscopy is needed to look at the mucous and rule out things that would need different management (inflammatory bowel disease or cancer). ...Read more
Spoke to gs for bilateral incisional hernia since pain is minimal suggests no surgery and low risk of strangulated cecum do this sound right?
2nd opinion: ? Bilateral incisional hernia? Incisional hernias occur along the length of the incision. It can be multiple i.e. Swiss cheese deformity but bilaterality? Are you referring to recurrent bilateral inguinal hernias? Anyhow, 2 nd opinion hernia consultation needs to be done in person. See a different surgeon before you make a final decision. ...Read more
What is the meaning of hyper density overlying cecum? My 1 yr old brother were diagnosed with this. Doc even said his colon is bigger than normal
Meaning?: This may be hard for anyone to interpret with the information you provided. This is a pure radiologic finding that may or may not have anything to do with your brother's clinical condition. Your brother's physician or the radiologist who gave this interpretation of images should be able to help you try to fit the symptoms with the meaning of this report. ...Read more