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Ct scan showed mild apparent mid to distal colonic wall thinking likely due to under distention what can cause this ?

Ct scan showed mild apparent mid to distal colonic wall thinking likely due to under distention what can cause this ?

It sounds like: the radiologist thinks it is normal. If the colon is in a collapsed state(vs. distended) it may look like the wall is abnormally thickened on CT, when in fact it is normal. ...Read more

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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


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What can the inside or the wall of a healthy colon look like?

What can the inside or the wall of a healthy colon look like?

Smooth: The inner layer or mucosa of the colon should be relatively smooth and pinkish in appearance at colonoscopy. Ulcers, pouches, whitish plaques and raised areas like polyps are some examples of abnormal findings. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thickening of colon wall?

What are the symptoms of thickening of colon wall?

Maybe none: How was this thickening found? CT scan finding could see colon thickening of no consequence. May need colonoscopy to check significance if there is any concern. ...Read more

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Had a colonic (years also too)worried that shouldn't! feel fine but if damaged colon wall how soon would i know? Or how soon for any other damage?

Had a colonic (years also too)worried that shouldn't! feel fine but if damaged colon wall how soon would i know? Or how soon for any other damage?

In the future...: If i understand, a while ago you had a colonic, & now you're worried about it. I can reassure you that if you had any significant complications from it, you would've known right away. The more insidious issues from this worthless & dangerous procedure is what it can do to your normal bacterial flora. But if you have long since resumed a healthy, varied diet, that should be ok. Lesson learned. ...Read more

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If there is something external to the colon compressing the left intestine;s wall , what could that be?

If there is something external to the colon compressing the left intestine;s wall , what could that be?

Left side organs: Your stomach, spleen, a kidney, bladder, gyn organs, and a bunch of small bowel are normally on the left side of your abdomen. A ct scan would show a mass. If you have a mass, it could be abcess, tumor, or benign and additional tests would be needed. ...Read more

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Can you get colon cancer from wall thickening?

Can you get colon cancer from wall thickening?

No: Causes of wall thickening are usually inflammation. Still, you should continue to be checked until the thickening disappears. ...Read more

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Evidence of mild wall thickening in descending colon, maximum thickness is 5.8 mm. What does it mean & is it a cause to worry? Is it related to cancer

Evidence of mild wall thickening in descending colon, maximum thickness is 5.8 mm. What does it mean & is it a cause to worry? Is it related to cancer

Doubtful finding: It depends on why you had your Colon checked? So tell us your complete medical history and also what type of test was done which showed the colon wall thickening?. Any imaging study that shows slight/mild changes is of doubtful significance. So we have to rely more on your symptoms. Unless you have belly pain or problems with your bowel movements, you can ignore this finding. ...Read more

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What does equivocal wall thickening of sigmoid colon and proximal rectum mean ?

What does equivocal wall thickening of sigmoid colon and proximal rectum mean ?

Maybe thickened: The wall of the bottom part of your colon might be a little thick but it isn't certain. What that means is there may be evidence of inflamed tissue when the wall of the colon is measured but a normal colon is sometimes the same thickness. Most likely further tests will be needed, such as a colonoscopy. That will be a decision made by you doctor based on the clinical situation. ...Read more

Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more