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Red Skin (Definition)

Red skin is a symptom in which part or all of a person's skin is redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...Read more


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What does congestion & erythema of the mucosa in the antrum compatible w/ gastritis mean on egd report? I assume it simply means "you have gastritis"

What does congestion & erythema of the mucosa in the antrum compatible w/ gastritis mean on egd report?  I assume it simply means "you have gastritis"

True: Pathologists love to embellish sometimes, but your report is consistent with gastritis, which can have numerous etiologies (infectious, reactive, etc.). See your endoscopic physician to explain your procedure's findings with you. ...Read more

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Localized continuous erythema, friability, & congestion of the mucosa with no bleeding in Antrum. Compatible with non-erosive gastritis? Biopsy done!

Localized continuous erythema, friability, & congestion of the mucosa with no bleeding in Antrum. Compatible with non-erosive gastritis? Biopsy done!

H PYLORI?: I would recommend getting copies of your reports and making sure they did biopsies for h pylori. Also blood work for hpylori ig G and IG m and still for HPYLORI x 3 samples And blood work for celiac disease. You may benefit from a ppi like protonix (pantoprazole). And a gluten free diet. WholeApproach.com. Gutbliss.com Also probiotics . Follow up with GI doc To go over treatment options. ...Read more

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What could erythema be when found during a colonoscopy?

What could erythema be when found during a colonoscopy?

Nonspecific: Erythema is very nonspecific. If there is erythema in isolation, it may not mean anything. But erythema along with ulcer, or friability (fragile tissue), or other findings can be associated with colitis. ...Read more

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What is mild erythema and congestion in the cecum?

What is mild erythema and congestion in the cecum?

Description: It is a descriptive term from the guy who did your colonoscopy. It suggests that perhaps there could be inflammation but is a very non specific description. Wait for the pathology to come back though, because sometimes the path is underwhelming. ...Read more

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What could erythema be during a colonoscopy?

What could erythema be during a colonoscopy?

Colon erythyema: Colon "erythema" just means the colonic lining looked redder-colored than was expected. This can be due to infection, inflammation, ischemia, but it can also be due to mechanical abrasion from the colonoscope, the chemical used to prep your colon, or even staining from having eaten red-colored foods before your test. Your doctor may have taken a biopsy to elucidate cause--give him a call please. ...Read more

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What does "congestion and edema" mean in colonoscopy report :-/ they couldnt find any inflammitory disease?

What does "congestion and edema" mean in colonoscopy report :-/ they couldnt find any inflammitory disease?

Often "normal" : The bowel prep before colonoscopy often causes spasm of the colon muscles, leading to biopsy findings edema and congestion in the mucosa layer on biopsy. These are not related to " inflammatory disease". If inflammation was suspected and not found then capsule endoscopy to evaluate the small intestine might be indicated if you symptoms are severe enough. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy showed erythema of areas of colon- biopsies done and nothing found is this the sign of autoimmune like scleroderma? I know it affectsbowel

Colonoscopy showed erythema of areas of colon- biopsies done and nothing found is this the sign of autoimmune like scleroderma? I know it affectsbowel

Not your answer: I would draw no conclusion whatever beyond that no findings on biopsy is generally good news. Erythema is redness and generally means nothing. Scleroderma won't announce itself in the colon, though it can affect the gut later. If you are concerned and you have the specific changes (generally in the hands) that warn of it, the person to discuss this with is your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more