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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

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 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 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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Recent colonoscopy revealed - patch mucosal congestion. Any medicine/diet advise please? Symptoms are intermittent tightness ascending colon.

Recent colonoscopy revealed - patch mucosal congestion. Any medicine/diet advise please? Symptoms are intermittent tightness ascending colon.

I would think the: description "patch mucosal congestion" would be an incidental, benign finding. It suggests a little swelling and perhaps prominent blood vessel in a small portion of the colon lining. This would not cause any symptoms, certainly not "tightness" in the colon (which I don't think you can feel). General colon cancer prevention is avoiding red/processed meats, refined grains/sugars, adding fiber. ...Read more

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*Nodularity, erythema and ulceration in the terminal ileum * otherwise normal colonoscopy *Normal mucosa in the whole colon What does all this mean?

*Nodularity, erythema and ulceration in the terminal ileum
* otherwise normal colonoscopy
*Normal mucosa in the whole colon
What does all this mean?

Ask you doctor: I am sure your doctor has told you what it all means....did he not? Please give us complete information so that we can offer you further help It looks like your Colon is healthy/ normal(that is a the large intestine) but you do have a problem in your small intestine(ileum is the name of the last part of small bowel before it changes into large bowel) You need to guided further by a Gastroenterolo ...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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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