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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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


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Is black stool a symptom of colon cancer or ulcer?

Is black stool a symptom of colon cancer or ulcer?

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

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Cleared heart, endo/colon, gallbladder tests. Upper abdomen squeezing sev hrs after eat, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, up at night. Ulcer symptoms?

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

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Do ulcers in colon heal?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 wont 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 wont 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. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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