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How can doctors detect bleeding caused by diverticulitis?

How can doctors detect bleeding caused by diverticulitis?

Stool exam: Blood in or on the stool, can be detected by simple test. Passing blood is serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more


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Can internal rectal intussusception cause constipation, painful defecation, and flat & thin stools? What test is typically ordered to confirm a dx?

Can internal rectal intussusception cause constipation, painful defecation, and flat & thin stools? What test is typically ordered to confirm a dx?

Usually not: But regardless would be very unusually after a lar you mentioned in your previous note, other than exam the best test is a voiding proctogram. (defecography). ...Read more

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What could cause enlarged lymph nodes near colon seen in CT scan? colonscopy & biopsy clear. Was having rectal bleeding for 1 month. GI said infection

What could cause enlarged lymph nodes near colon seen in CT scan? colonscopy & biopsy clear. Was having rectal bleeding for 1 month. GI said infection

Lymph node: enlargement is caused by infection or inflammation in the vast majority of cases. RARELY are they caused by cancer or lymphoma. If your GI says infection, I would be comfortable with it. ...Read more

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How do internal factors affect external symptoms? Could imbalanced colon show as red nose? Bloating, irregular movements only colon symptoms-no pain

How do internal factors affect external symptoms?  Could imbalanced colon show as red nose?  Bloating, irregular movements only colon symptoms-no pain

= A Dx of exclusion: When a GI problem is labelled "functional" it means inflammation, infection, & ischemic pathology, as well as motility disorders have been ruled out. Ruled in are conditions that alter how the gut "senses" pain, distension, & the movement of food or residue. Sounds like you may be describing Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but you'd be my first to manifest IBS with a red nose--look 4 other causes. ...Read more

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What will be the cause for 29 years old girl diagnose for colon cancer? Colon abscess? Perforation? Diverticulitis? Stage 2a (t3nomo)

What will be the cause for 29 years old girl diagnose for colon cancer? Colon abscess?  Perforation? Diverticulitis? Stage 2a (t3nomo)

Hereditary: Abscesses, perforations, and diverticulitis are not known to cause colon cancer. Colon cancer in a young person may be due to an inherited cancer susceptibility problem like lynch (hnpcc) or gardner's (fap), especially if there is a family history. Genetic counseling and tests can be done to determine if there is a hereditary genetic predisposition. ...Read more

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Can blood tests for inflammation detect aneurysms?

Can blood tests for inflammation detect aneurysms?

No: Aneurysms are detected by the appropriate imaging studies. Ctangiogram, mrangiogram, arteriography. ...Read more

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How is chronic appendicitis diagnosed? I've had ultrasounds of bladder/kidney/uterus/ovaries, EKG, CBC, & colonoscopy for chronic abdominal pain.

How is chronic appendicitis diagnosed? I've had ultrasounds of bladder/kidney/uterus/ovaries, EKG, CBC, & colonoscopy for chronic abdominal pain.

By exclusion: a lot of American surgeon do not believe of chronic appendicitis. saying that there is such entity as a chronic pain in right lower quadrant,get more complicated with female patient,because the long list of differential diagnosis,so by exclusion,the situation end with exploratory laproscopy to explore the reason for pain,and patient end up with appendectomy when no other pathology could be found. ...Read more

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Would blood tests show infection and inflammation if someone had PID or Fitz Hugh Curtis syndrome?

Would blood tests show infection and inflammation if someone had PID or Fitz Hugh Curtis syndrome?

Blood work's moot: If there is the slightest suspicion of pelvic inflammatory disease based on history and physical exam, normal blood work does not rule it out. In Fitz-Hugh-Curtis, the person is obviously very ill and the blood work is only an adjunct. Often, but not always, there are many neutrophils in the blood and they present in activated or young forms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for CEA, C19-9, Abdominal Echo and FOB examinations to detect hemorrhoids, polyps and Colon Caner? Thank you!

Is it possible for CEA, C19-9, Abdominal Echo and FOB examinations to detect hemorrhoids, polyps and Colon Caner? Thank you!

No perfect tests!!: Some of these tests(CEA) are only useful for far advanced Cancers(not helpful for early detection of polyps or colon cancer. CEA and CA 19-9 are tumor markers, they are useless for most cases of early cancer. Abdominal ECHO has limited usefulness to detect fluid and certain cystic lesions, not useful for Colon Cancer. The best test for checking colon for polyps and colon cancer is Colonoscopy ...Read more

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I've had a negative colonoscopy and prostate/rectal sonogram, do they both detect anal cancer? Is anal cancer common?

I've had a negative colonoscopy and prostate/rectal sonogram, do they both detect anal cancer? Is anal cancer common?

Anal cancer: can be detected by direct rectal exam or anoscopy, without colonoscopy. Trananal prostate ultrasound does not detect anal cancer. Anal cancer is less common than colorectal cancer. If digital exam and colonoscopy are both negative, it is unlikely that you have anal cancer. ...Read more

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Ct scan shows diverticulitis Gi advised sigmoidoscopy to check narrowing of colon could it be cancer as been told only scoping can confirm difference?

Ct scan shows diverticulitis Gi advised sigmoidoscopy to check narrowing of colon could it be cancer as been told only scoping can confirm difference?

Unfortunately those: two conditions can look similar on the CT scan. Another option is to treat for diverticulitis, then repeat the CT scan to see if the abnormality has resolved. If you don't have symptoms of diverticulitis, you should have the sigmoidoscopy. ...Read more

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Ct shows large appendix. Blood tests negative for inflammation and infection. Can colonoscopy determine/see cause of pain in cecum/appendix area?

Ct shows large appendix. Blood tests negative for inflammation and infection. Can colonoscopy determine/see cause of pain in cecum/appendix area?

Sometimes large: Size is not the only criteria for appendicitis, Changes in mesentery and wall thickness. Another method of assessing appendix is ultrasound. If appendix localized inflammation in form of hyperemia is usually noted. Colonoscopy would not be method for assessment. Surgeons usually do not act with laparoscopy and surgery unless have some evidence clinically, blood tests, or imaging for appendiciitis ...Read more

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Death from sepsis perforations bowel infected cavity anastomosis site, yet autopsy said bowel unremarkable,how ? There wud be evidence of sepsis, yes?

Death from sepsis perforations bowel infected cavity anastomosis site, yet autopsy said bowel unremarkable,how ?
There wud be evidence of sepsis, yes?

Autopsy report: If the patient had a perforated bowel, I would be extremely surprised if the pathology report from the autopsy said 'normal'. To me that doesn't make any sense. Definitely if someone had a perforated bowel, there's a high chance they met the criteria for sepsis. Probably severe sepsis or even septic shock. There are strict definitions for that. Any Infectious Disease doctor should be able to help. ...Read more

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Can internal hemmoroids be caused by an undetected gluten intolerance? They are stage 2 internal hemmoroids.

Can internal hemmoroids be caused by an undetected gluten intolerance? They are stage 2 internal hemmoroids.

No: I have not heard or read anything about gluten allergies causing internal hemmorhoids. People with gluten allergy typically have problems with nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pains created by inflammation to the small intestine. ...Read more

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Recurrent rectal artery bleeding episodes at multiple different sites around biopsy area. Could this be indication of bleeding disorder?What lab test?

Recurrent rectal artery bleeding episodes at multiple different sites around biopsy area. Could this be indication of bleeding disorder?What lab test?

Unlikely: Unlikely, especially if you have not had any issues with bleeding problems prior to this. The anorectal area is very vascular and some slight to moderate bleeding after surgery (hemorrhoidectomy, biopsy, fistula surgery) is not uncommon). Initial basic bleeding tests would be an pt/ptt and CBC with platelet count. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can chronic, overt obscure GI bleeding fail to cause anemia? Took forever 2 get pillcam (found several small bowel AVMs) b/c never became anemic.

How can chronic, overt obscure GI bleeding fail to cause anemia? Took forever 2 get pillcam (found several small bowel AVMs) b/c never became anemic.

Well: I assume it's because the bleeding is so microscopic and trivial that your young healthy body was able to manufacture adequate red blood cells and keep up with your losses. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding = ...Read more