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Is a range of haemoglobin 12 and RBC 3.75 a range to worry in males. Can this mean colon issues...Advise.
Possibly: There are several types of anemia, which are categorized as macrocytic, normocytic or microcytic (size of red blood cells); hyperchromic, normochromic or hypochromic (concentration of hemoglobin respective to red blood cell size). Normal hemoglobin/hematocrit range: 13.5-15/40-45. Acute blood loss due to gastrointestinal bleeding usually presents as normocytic, normochromic anemia. ...Read more
Have chronic low back pain. No diagnosis. Hurts worse when gassy or have bowel movement. It's not colon issues. What else could this be?
Diagnostic injection: Most back pain is either discogenic or facetogenic. That is either from your disc or the joints in your lower back. A less common cause is the sacroiliac joint. An MRI is useful if not done. After MRI history and physical exam diagnostic X-ray guided blocks can give you a diagnosis and lead to specific treatment . ...Read more
Colon issues 4 years, 4 ct scans Over 4 years show diverticulosis, sigmoidoscopy to 35cm normal, woke to bloody diaherea today colon cancer?
Is it likely that three abdominal /pelvic CT scans taken over the course of a year (for colon issues) would miss colon cancer?
It is possible: In a routine ct, the colon can be very difficult to evaluate. Stool throughout the colon makes it difficult to identify small masses (i.e., early cancer). Also, there are almost always areas of contraction in the walls that can mimic tumors. Unless the ct is done after a thorough colon prep and with a specific technique designed to identify polyps, colon cancers can "hide" very easily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male24 187pounds 5^9. After eating spicy food has urgent bowel movement.(Been in same condition for 4 months) father has a colon issue. Genetic?
IBS often is.: Gosh, everyone in my family anyway. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/irritable%20bowel.html ...Read more
Colon issues 4 yrs, had sigmoidoscopy (35 cm) and 4 Ct over 3 1/2 years. Only found diverticulousis, crampy, mucusy stools, occaisonal blood, cancer?
Had colectomy 10/12. Severe colonic inertia. Dad had 9" removed of colon same issue. Muscles & nerves bad. Any connection? Ibs in family both sides. Can there be a genetic connection?
Depends on why...: Many diseases, some serious, some self-limiting, can cause an inflamed colon (colitis). Some like infections, diverticulitis, ischemia are reversible/treatable and the colon will heal, leaving no trace. Others can wax and wane, leaving scarring and may eventually require surgery sometimes. ...Read more