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Is inflammatory bowel disease a cause of colon cancer?

Is inflammatory bowel disease a cause of colon cancer?

Risk Factor For: Depending on the extent of disease, after 10 -15 years of either ulcerative colitis or crohn's (newer data also links crohn's) - they are considered risk factors for disease. Individuals with long standing ibd are at increased risk for colon cancer and other illnesses. ...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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Which stage of colon cancer involves blood in the stool?

Which stage of colon cancer involves blood in the stool?

Bleeding is not: One of staging criteria for colon cancer. Blood in stool is a relatively advanced sign of colon cancer, as is pain. You need a colonoscopy for early diagnosis of colon cancer. ...Read more

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What are the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

What are the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Genes+environment : A combination of genetic predisposion (for example crohn's is more common in ashkenazi jews), life events (eg appendectomy increases one and decreases the other), and environmental influences (eg smoking increases crohn's and decreases severity of uc...). Bet you didn't expect the latter! as knowledge increases more precise factors are identified. ...Read more

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What stage colon cancer has symptoms of blood in the ostomy pouch?

What stage colon cancer has symptoms of blood in the ostomy pouch?

None: Blood in an ostomy punch can be many things. Is it a colostomy or ileostomy? Why was the surgery done, history cancer or diverticulitis or colitis? How long ago was the ostomy surgery? Bleeding does indicate need for a doctor evaluation. Can be ostomy appliance irritation, colitis, etc. There is no cancer staging associated with intestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only treatment for an intestinal stricture of the sigmoid colon caused by Crohn's disease?

Is surgery the only treatment for an intestinal stricture of the sigmoid colon caused by Crohn's disease?

The best treatment: Your best bet for intestinal stricture due to ibd is surgical resection. In patients who've had multiple surgeries/resections for ibd, stricturoplasty , where the inflammatory stricture is opened but not resected, may be an option.Still, surgical intervention will be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can familial adenomatous polyposis affect the whole of the colon?

Can familial adenomatous polyposis affect the whole of the colon?

It can: Also impact on other parts of the GI tract including the duodenum. This inherited disorder also is associated with abdominal desmoid tumors. ...Read more

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Is intestinal obstruction a symptom of colon cancer?

Is intestinal obstruction a symptom of colon cancer?

All too often: It is not uncommon for colon cancers to not cause symptoms until they reach a size sufficient to block the lumen of the colon; at this point, people will typically present with cramping abdominal pain, severe bloating, and vomiting. These findings often indicate an advanced cancer that may require emergency surgery (+/-stent). The goal of screening is to find cancers before any symptoms develop. ...Read more

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Is colitis in your colon the same as crones disease?

Is colitis in your colon the same as crones disease?

No: Colitis = inflammation of the colon. It is a condition, a disease state that can be seen with infection, medication, trauma, neoplasm and a number of autoimmune problem such as crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is not restricted to just your colon. ...Read more

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Can colitis or any other colon disease present with an inflamed mass outside of ascending colon?

Can colitis or any other colon disease present with an inflamed mass outside of ascending colon?

Could represent: A bowel perforation and pericolononic abscess or a muscle tumor. I would need more information from the test that demonstrated this mass to be of any help.Need more details. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the bleeding in ulcerative colitis?

Ulcers in colon: As the name indicates this condition leads to ulcers in the colon which can cause signficant bleeding with stool. ...Read more

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What part of the intestine is inflamed with Crohn's disease?

What part of the intestine is inflamed with Crohn's disease?

Variable: Crohn's can affect the entire GI tract. The most common area is the distal end of the intestine called the ileum or the first part of the colon or large intestine. ...Read more

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What is colitis of the colon?

What is colitis of the colon?

-itis = inflammation: Inflammation of the colon. Inflammation of the inner lining can cause bleeding, diarrhea and bloating. Inflammation can also extend through all the layers in severe cases resulting in the need for emergency surgery. Common types are diverticulitis, infectious colitis (viral, bacterial - "c diff"), inflammatory (crohn's and ulcerative), some medication induced, and others. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of colon cancer in individuals with Crohn's and lymphoma?

What is the incidence of colon cancer in individuals with Crohn's and lymphoma?

Above Average.: Crohn's disease alone shows an increased risk of colon cancer formation, as well as an increased risk of getting lymphoma. If you have crohn's and lymphoma, the lymphoma is not luikely to add increased risk of developing colon ca. The exact amount of increased risk is varied with the amount of the bowel inflamed by crohn's. There is no specific number risk i can quote. ...Read more

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How could a lack of fiber (roughage) in the diet be a cause of colon disease, including colon cancer?

How could a lack of fiber (roughage) in the diet be a cause of colon disease, including colon cancer?

Theories: Of slow bowel activity, build up of bad bacteria creating toxins or toxic environment. And healthy intestinal bacteria with higher fiber diet may cause less colon wall mucosal irritation and less risks for cancer. Also theories of low fat diet and increased exercise lowering colon cancer risks. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of colon cancer?

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What is the prevalence of colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: Review of literature shows: 132,700 new cases diagnosed each year in the US. 93,000 of these cases are colon cancer and the rest are rectal cancer. Colon and rectal cancer is common and lethal. Five years survival rate varies from 93% for stage I to 8.6% for stage IV. ...Read more

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Cause of adhesion in descending colon?

Cause of adhesion in descending colon?

Need more info..: I would need more medical history. How was the condition diagnised? What were the colonoscooy or x-ray findings? Has there been past surgery or injury? Postoperative scarring from prior surgery can occur but often does not affect the left colon. Diverticulitis can can scarring and colon blockage, but unusual at age 39. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease?

What are the risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease?

IBS Risk : http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/inflammatory-bowel-disease/basics/risk-factors/con-20034908

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Mild diffuse thickening of rectum and sigmoid colon--suggestive of infective-inflammatory colitis, what to do?

Mild diffuse thickening of rectum and sigmoid colon--suggestive of infective-inflammatory colitis, what to do?

CT scan finding: This sounds like a result from a ct scan. Okay to talk with your doc about this result. Depending on your symptoms, age, and history it may not have much meaning. However, it may need further evaluation, colonoscopy, lab tests, if you have lower colon symptoms, blood in stool, weight loss, change in bowels, fever, pain. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Colonic (Definition)

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


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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more