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Erythema In Colon
Why was the colonoscopy done? Erythema means redness and it could be from many reasons, including chronic constipation. By itself is is not an item to worry about. You should discuss it with the doctor who performed the colonoscopy.
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My mother was diagnosed after a colonscopy with mild erythema in sigmoid colon. Infective colitis. What does this mean.?
Infection: It means the person doing the procedure felt she had an infection that made the lining of her colon red and inflamed. Hopefully, the infection is gone as well as the symptoms and your mom is on the road to healing. Best of health to both of you ...Read more
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
Colonoscopy: mucosa patchy mild congestion and erythema within transverse colon. Diverticula in descending colon with mucosal inflammation is it IBD?
What exactly is erythema in the left and right colon? Also what is erythema in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis?
Inflammation: Erythema is a term used to describe redness that was probably noticed on endoscopy. Erythema usually is non specific and can mean anything from mild irritation during the procedure to something abnormal like infection or an inflammation. Biopsies and pathology is more accurate in identifying the exact problem. Ileitis is swelling of the small bowel and again erythema does not always mean ileitis. ...Read more
*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
27/f, sigmoidoscopy results- internal hemorrhoids + mild erythma & petechiae in sigmoid colon & distal rectum. Took biopsies. What does this mean?
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Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or gain or no symptoms at all. If you suspect some sort of problem with your colon, see your doc right away for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more
Large intestine: The colon (large intestine, large bowel) removes water, salt, and some nutrients forming stool. Muscles line the colon's walls, squeezing its contents along. Billions of bacteria coat the colon and its contents, living in a healthy balance with the body. Ref: http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/picture-of-the-colon#1 ...Read more
No: They will generally pass undigested and are inert to the colon. ...Read more
-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
Can't be fixed!: Colon cancer, diverticulitis, large polyps, crohn's or uc (ibd), ischemia, avm's, infections, ; these are all relatively common reasons to perform colectomy. Endometriosis, metastatic humors (from elsewhere), obstructions from scar tissue, radiation treatments may also need surgery less commonly. ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not...: Lots of things give dull pain in abdomen. Harder to tell which organ, e.g. Colon, as opposed to gyn, stomach, gallbladder, etc. Yes, cancer of colon can be assoc with dull pain, but also no pain at all, sharp pain, visible blood, occult blood, no blood, change in bowel habit, weight loss, etc. See your doc, get examined. ...Read more