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Colon Inflammation Symptoms
Colitis: Inflammation of the colon may be caused by infection or autoimmune diseases like ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. The latter two conditions are more chronic and the infectious causes tend to be more temporary and may completely clear up without permanent damage after successful treatment. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
CT scan discovered some inflammation of lower left colon. What could it be? I have intermittent low grade pain there and IBS symptoms for about 10 yrs
There are many: potential reasons for colon inflammation, or colitis. The location you specify is a common location for diverticulitis, but at age 23 it would be a little unusual. Inflammatory bowel disease is a concern. Also, there are a variety of infectious causes. Best bet is to talk to your doctor about it, because the finding must be interpreted in the context of your whole clinical picture. ...Read more
Many reasons: Inflammation is a generic term for irritation. There are many things that can cause colon inflammation such as infection, diseases like Crohns, and many other things (some common , some rare) The reasons for your inflammation will require more investigating with a history, exam and perhaps more tests. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Context please: "nonspecific inflammation" takes on different significance if the biopsy was randomly procured from normal-looking mucosa in an asymptiomatic setting versus if the biopsy was taken from irritated colon lining in a patient in distress who may be at risk of infection, ischemia, inflammatory bowel disease. Need a little help please with more clinical information from you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Long-standing colonic inflammation as seen in chronic ulcerative colitis and crohn's colitis can increase your risk for colon cancer and is a known risk factor for colon and rectal cancer. Patients with pancolits (involving the whole colon and rectum) should begin colonoscopic surveillance after 8 yrs of disease and left-sided colitis after 15 years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should i be worried about inflammation found inside my colon during colonoscopy? What can cause it? Doc said the biopsy came back normal?
Not now/depends,,,: At this point, unless you've got any positive signs of an inflammatory bowel condition, you should not worry excessively. Your biopsy was negative. Your mother having colon cancer should motivate you to take steps to take care of your health that way with a high fiber diet and check-ups like the colonoscopy that you did. Close follow up with your doctor also helps a lot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Taking salofalk for more tha a year now for chronic inflammation of the colon as biopsy result but my ESR is always elevated.. Should i stop?
No check with yourGI: Yoy should not stop your salofalk, unless advised by your doctor.Elevated sed rate is not from the salofalk but from your underlying onflammation. ...Read more
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