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Endoscopy/colonoscopy on 11/20/2014. What does Ileal mucosa showing reactive lymphoid nodules mean? Had 6 different biopsies done

Endoscopy/colonoscopy on 11/20/2014. What does Ileal mucosa showing reactive lymphoid
nodules mean? Had 6 different biopsies done

Reactive changes: The terminal ileum contains lymphoid aggregates / nodules as part of its normal makeup. When this part of the body reacts to something foreign, infectious or inflammatory, it reacts by making these lymphoid aggregates / nodules enlarge and show reactive features. Most of the time when the exposure ends, so do the reactive lymphoid aggregates / nodules. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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I have had 2 cat scans and have multiple lung nodules with no changes in the last 6 months. Mammogram and colonoscopy are good. I am a 37 yr f.

I have had 2 cat scans and have multiple lung nodules with no changes in the last 6 months. Mammogram and colonoscopy are good. I am a 37 yr f.

The lack of change: of the lung nodules suggests they are benign. There may still need to be additional follow up for a year or two to confirm it, so speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

R u smoker?: The absolute diagnosis of pulmonary nodules is done by a pathologist under microscopic examination. Otherwise speculative. Cat scan or pet scans are not microscopic examinations by a pathologist. If nodules become calcified most likely grannulomas. Carcinomas and grannulomas look alike early on. Close periodic f/u versus early excissional bx advised. Needle bx not DX unless cancer diagnosed. ...Read more

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5 and 2 mm nodule on upper right lobe. 3 mm nodule lower left lobe. Ct scan colonscopy endoscopy normal. I'm 25 what are these nodules?

5 and 2 mm nodule on upper right lobe. 3 mm nodule lower left lobe. Ct scan colonscopy endoscopy normal. I'm 25 what are these nodules?

Which R & L lobes?: Please clarify, when you say "lobe" whether you mean of the lung, the liver, or what structure (it certainly makes a difference in the answer we can offer). Also, what are your risk factors regarding travel, for infection, medications taken, occupational exposures, and past medical history? Were the nodules described as solid, cystic, complex, granulomatous, vascular, etc. & how were they found? ...Read more

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4. Polypa were found during colonoscopy.What is next?

4. Polypa were found during colonoscopy.What is next?

Biopsy will tell: When encountered, they should have been biopsied, and it will depend upon the report from pathology as to if benign or concerning as to what next. Need to follow up with GI for report. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and nothing was found, but i'm getting worse. What do I do?

Speak with your doc: There are other diagnostic tests that can be used - but it depends on what your symptoms and history is. Consider speaking with your doctor about what options you have. ...Read more

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Had colonoscopy 9 years ago, was 23 then found 1 very small adenoma, repeat scopes at 1 and 4yrs clean, now back at 5yrs should I be nervous?

Had colonoscopy 9 years ago, was 23 then found 1 very small adenoma, repeat scopes at 1 and 4yrs clean, now back at 5yrs should I be nervous?

Do not be nervous: Colon cancer is a slow growing cancer. As long as you get colonoscopies when recommended they should be able to remove the adenomatous polyps that may turn into colon cancer. It is usually thought that it takes anadenomatous polyp 10 years to turn into cancer. ...Read more

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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