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Ct Scan Found Infection In Colon
Colon wall thick on cat scan, feeling awful for three months. Weak belly pains losing weight pallet count high. I think I have an infection?
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! The image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
CAT scan of belly revealed colon wall thickening and I have been having awful belly pain. What does that mean? Cancer? Infection? Inflamation?
Impossible to say: From just the CT scan. cancer would be uncommon in a 27 year old, but not out of the question. You need to put the findings (colon wall thickening) in context with what is going on clinically. Also, how long is the segment of wall thickening? Cancer usually is only involving a relatively short segment. Infection or inflammation can commonly affect a longer segment. Best wishes! ...Read more
Do small nodes seen ct scan near colon warrant ct scan follow up after colonscopy found 'mild colitis'? This would be 5th ct scan in 6 yrs.
I recently had a CT scan and it came back that I have scattered diverticula. And a collapsed tranverse colon with no blockage. How. Worried should I b?
The diverticuli are common and called diverticulosis. It is a problem if they get inflamed or if they rupture.
The collapsed transverse colon depends on the reason for the collapse. It can be a normal or a problem. You need to discuss with your physicians and your gastroentrologist. ...Read more
I have been diagnoised with diverticulitis, with only a CT scan, they have said I need resection of my colon, this seems pretty drastic what should I do?
I had a CT scan done about two weeks ago and I got a copy of the results. It read that I had air-fluid in my small bowels and colon. What is that?
Gas & fluid: It is usually normal to see some air and fluid in the bowels. It also depends on why you had the study done in first place. There are conditions where this becomes important so discuss the results with your doctor ...Read more
I had a CT scan to look for thickening of the wall of my colon. Scan showed no thickening but a contracted gallbladder after fasting. What's the tx?
Unless you have: Symptoms suggesting gallbladder disease I would do nothing. The gallbladder can contract by just drinking some water so a contracted one alone is of doubtful significance. Ultrasound can be used to look for gallstones should there be some need for further evaluation and hepatobiliary scans can look for abnormal gallbladder filling and emptying in patients with suspected gallbladder dysfunction. ...Read more
Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis is essentially caused by pressure. Straining at stool causes pressure within the colon, and that pressure seeks to escape through weak points in the intestinal wall. When escaping, the pressure takes some of the intestinal lining along for the ride causing pouches (diverticuli). Low fiber diet leads to straining at stool, hence the recommendation of high fiber diet. ...Read more
Ct scanning of the abdomen and pelvis shows the colon, yes, but not subtle mucosal lesions such as early cancer.
It shows your internal organs such as the liver, spleen, kidneys and pancreas in great detail.
It also shows your small intestinal and the numerous blood vessels. It can evaluate the connective tissue and fat to uncover inflammatory conditions or infections. ...Read more
CT will show both: Yes, a ct scan will show both organs, the pancreas and the colon. Contrast material, such as oral or IV contrast may enhance the evaluation. Ct is probably the best modality for pancreatic imaging. For the colon: inflamatory conditions, diverticulosis, and large tumors will usually be easily seen with ct. Small lesions such as polyps within the lumen are better seen with colonoscopy. ...Read more
Did they use that word? Or did they say "redundant"??
That's just a slightly longer colon that flops around or settles lower than normal and usually keeps out of trouble, except maybe for occasional constipation or cramps. Rarely, it will twist and cause a problem. As long as you are otherwise healthy, hydrated and eating fibre, you should do OK unless, of course it has collapsed, then you're SOL ...Read more
What does incomplete distension of colon mean? Had a CT scan and that was included in results. What is incomplete distension of colon?
Not Designed for it:
Not what a ct scan is designed to do.
Usually colon cancer will not be clearly evident on ct until it is at stage iii or stage IV level, since it has to anatomically change the colon to be evident on ct. To get that level of change, it needs to be at minimum a locally advanced tumor.
Every once in a while it may be evident at the stage ii point, but very low sensitivity. ...Read more
Can CT scan clearly pin point the location of colon perforation and determine the size of the hole, using color contrast drink?
Sometimes: Ct colography is never meant to replace a colonoscopy. At high volumn centers, the detection sensitivity of ct exam is indeed comparable to colonoscopy but you need to know the rate of detection of your imaging facility. Bowel prep is required for both procedures - no way around the unpleasant process. Beware that there is significant radiation exposure with the exam. ...Read more
I had a CT scan with result: diffuse bowel wall thickening in the rectosigmoid colon. Is this serious?
You need a diagnosis: Diffuse bowel wall thickening in the rectosigmoid can be caused by diverticulosis, which is benign. It can be caused by inflammation (colitis) or ischemia, which is more serious. It can also be caused by cancer. You need to have this followed up to obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more
I had a CT scan done 2 weeks ago, normal. Colon and endo done in march, normal. Blood work in march, normal. I'm still scared I have cancer.
Is a small ascending colon lesion near cecum the same as polyp? They want to do CT scan. I have no pain or family history of CC. Should I be worried?
I am so confused. I have had abdo ct scan for upper abdo pain. Said I have 'narrowed transverse colon'. If I had mass in the colon would it say 'mass'?
I don't blame you: For being confused. It's difficult to determine a "narrowed transverse colon" with an abdominal CT. Usually a fair bit of oral contrast, enough to distend the bowel (like with a CT enterography) is needed to determine the caliber of the transverse colon. That finding wouldn't necessarily be consistent with upper abdominal pain. A more detailed history would be helpful. ...Read more
Should I worry of RBC 5.44, hemo 16.6 hematocrit 48.7 rechecked next day & RBC 5.18, hemoglobin 16.5, hematocrit 46.0. CT scan shows colon thickening.
No worry: You RBC and hemoglobin is okay. It is not clear what is meant by colon thickening and you should ask your doctor about that. ...Read more
CT scan discovered some inflammation of lower left colon. What could it be? I have intermittent low grade pain there and IBS symptoms for about 10 yrs
There are many: Potential reasons for colon inflammation, or colitis. The location you specify is a common location for diverticulitis, but at age 23 it would be a little unusual. Inflammatory bowel disease is a concern. Also, there are a variety of infectious causes. Best bet is to talk to your doctor about it, because the finding must be interpreted in the context of your whole clinical picture. ...Read more
? Early detection tes: CT scan is not a good Test for early detection of Colon Cancer, so Colonoscopy is the preferred test because it accomplishes 2 objectives...detect polyps/precursors of colon cancer and remove them at the same time which eliminates the risk of Polyps changing into cancer. If you have difficulty with having Colonoscopy, then you should ask your doctor to suggest some alternative tests for checking. ...Read more
Can a liquid barium drink for CT scan prep irritate the colon after a recent case of diverticulitis?
Barium is a laxative: What do you mean by "irritation"? Abdominal pain? Increased output? Blood? Barium, for all its use in imaging, is also a laxative & often used as an enema. It will force the stool out of the intestines & colon as it makes its way out. Therefore, "irritation" of the colon (depending on how you define it) isn't uncommon after a barium-contrast CT. It shouldn't cause bleeding nor pain, however. TTYD ...Read more
Diagnosed with a "tortuous colon" via oral barium CT scan & colonoscopy; have very distended abbdomen, pain, etc. What to do?
High fiber diet: The elongated colon may need help from a high fiber diet. Avoiding foods and medications that cause constipation is also important. Ask your doctor if there are other issues that may need to be addressed, as the tortuous colon may not be the explanation for your current complaints. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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