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Colonoscopy stated erythema in descending colon, what does this mean and should I be worried?

Colonoscopy stated erythema in descending colon, what does this mean and should I be worried?

Depends: 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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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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My mother was diagnosed after a colonscopy with mild erythema in sigmoid colon. Infective colitis. What does this mean.?

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

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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

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What exactly is erythema in the left and right colon? Also what is erythema in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis?

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

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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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27/f, sigmoidoscopy results- internal hemorrhoids + mild erythma & petechiae in sigmoid colon & distal rectum. Took biopsies. What does this mean?

27/f, sigmoidoscopy results- internal hemorrhoids + mild erythma & petechiae in sigmoid colon & distal rectum. Took biopsies. What does this mean?

Pathology to look: You had a sigmoidoscopy. It showed internal hemorrhoids. You want to walk more, eat more vegetables, and drink more water. Biopsy is to have pathology look under microscope and. Make sure everything is healthy. ...Read more

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How common is loopy colons?

How common is loopy colons?

How loopy: Most of people older than sixty and used to take a lot of laxatives, and used to strain, and suffered from constipation will have loopy colon, is more common than you think. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question regarding collapsing colons?

You can ask it on: Healthap. Please submit a clear & specific question about colons. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Signs of a colon problem?

Signs of a colon problem?

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

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I am scared of the colon prep?

I am scared of the colon prep?

Agree wDr. Himes: This shouldn't be a scary endeavor. The biggest thing to remember is that you mean to be near a bathroom once the medications take effect. ...Read more

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What is the function of the colon?

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

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What causes no air pockets in colon?

What causes no air pockets in colon?

Please specify: Please be a little clearer with your question. It sounds like you may be talking about diverticulosis, small weak areas of the colon wall. This is caused by chronic constipation and is very common in the american population, particularly as we age. If not, ? ...Read more

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Why might your colon need to be removed?

Why might your colon need to be removed?

Colectomy: It is unusual to need to remove the entire colon, usually only necessary due to significant inflammation or infarction. Portions of the colon are frequently removed due to tumors, polyps, diverticula, or perforation. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What's a hypotonic colon?

What's a hypotonic colon?

Slow: Hypotonic colon means slow intestinal activity of the large intestine. Can result in an enlarged colon & likely chronic constipation. ...Read more

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What is tortuosity of colon?

Colon is: Long and takes a roundabout course. By itself it is not a problem, but it could predispose you to twisting, or volvulus, of colon. Ask your doctor for specific advice. ...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 are the diverticula in your colon for?

Nothing: They are acquired from elevated intracolonic pressures created from a lack of dietary fiber. ...Read more

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Why might someone need their colon removed?

Why might someone need their colon removed?

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

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What is colon appendage?

Normal: The colon can have fatty tissue attached to it like 'sacks' of tissue. This is normal anatomy. ...Read more

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What is colon hydrotherapy?

A useless process: Colon cleansing is needed only for colonoscopy or colon surgery. Colon hydrotherapy and other colon cleansing procedures are useless. For additional information please consult the following site:http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/colon-cleansing/an00065/. ...Read more

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What causes colon infection?

Many things: There are numerous organisms including viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites of differing kinds, etc., that can cause infections of the colon. ...Read more

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Is dull pain in colon cancerous?

Is dull pain in colon cancerous?

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

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What is an excision of the colon called?

What is an excision of the colon called?

Colectomy: If the colon was removed by surgery it is a colectomy.
if a polyp was removed, it is called polypectomy ...Read more

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Erythema dyschromicum perstans, what is this?

Ashy Dermatosis: Erythema dyschromicum perstans (ashy dermatosis) It is a benign skin condition which causes grey patches on the face, neck & trunk. ...Read more

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