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How do U know cecum?: Causes of recurrent abdominal discomfort as described may be identified by first addressing signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: in women: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniation? Stressors? Other risks? ...Read more
Laparoscopic surgery: Also called minimally invasive surgery, usually three or four small incisions are made in the abdominal wall, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. Then a small tube is inserted into each incision and the abdomen in inflated to allow space to see the inside of the abdomen with a camera, mounted on one of the tubes. The cecum is removed and intestine reconnected with specially designed staplers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cecum: The function of the cecum is not fully understood and studies. It's the first portion of the colon which holds the appendix. People can live without cecum and definitely can live without appendix. There are some suggestions that appendix may play a role in providing local and may be even systemic immunity to a certain extent. ...Read more
Appendiceal mucocele: Here's a link: http://radiopaedia.org/articles/appendiceal-mucocoeleGet a more detailed answer ›
Is there anyway a thickened and irritated cecum can cause pain and swelling of the left side of my back?
I've been told I have a mucocele arising from my cecum. Not getting many answers.. and just need some sort of feedback :( ?
An uncommon: finding (and usually it arises from the APPENDIX (which is actually a tiny appendage to the Cecum) It is a finding now more often seen since COLONOSCOPIES have become routine! Not to worry..just follow your GI specialists recommendation re re-examinations etc. Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more
I have marked thickening of 1side of cecum. Rad. Recommended colonoscopy to exclude malignancy, PC disagrees what should I do?
Get a GI opinion: See a gastroenterologist and make sure that you take the films with you. Gastroenterologist should be able to tell you whether it needs to be further pursued. I would not wait long to get this done. Put it on your to do soon list. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diarrhea for 2 months now i can't go at all, is it because the cecum is thickened? There's no bowl obstruction. Can't hardly eat anything, so much pain
Is 8 mm large for a cecum polyp? I'm 37 yo. Should i be concerned? Biopsy said benign. Wasn't removed.
If one has an ileocecectomy and loses 12" of ileum and the cecum did the surgeon likely remove the appendix also?
Yes: If the cecum is removed the the appendix is removed . Appendix is attached to the cecum. ...Read more
Just had a upper and lower gi. He found a diminutive sessile polyp in the cecum it was sent for biopsy.....should i be worried?
I had a routine colonoscopy done yesterday all the results said normal mucosa in all areas but it said I have an extrinsic compression at cecum what ?
Ask your doctor to e: Your doctor should explain it to you. it implies that there may be a growth?tumor in this area which is compressing the cecum. If you have any local symptoms like pain or swelling in the right lower abdomen, you may need a CT scan to look for any extrinsic mass in this area. ...Read more
Would a thickened cecum be caused by something or is something caused from a thickened cecum. If its found on CT should it be biopsied?
Thickened cecum: Thickened cecum seen on ct may be from infection, inflammation (such as found in crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), polyps or cancer (rarely) or it may just look thickened on ct. To know for sure, colonoscopy is needed to look at the mucous and rule out things that would need different management (inflammatory bowel disease or cancer). ...Read more
I have an 8cm not mm mass protruding from appendix into cecum. Will they be able to remove laparoscopic?
Likely: Laparoscopic colon surgery is highly dependent on the expertise of your surgeon & their experience. See your surgeon to ask what is possible for your specific situation, as tumor size, location & possible attachments affects the choices of the best surgical approach for each person. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have to have a cholecystectomy and appendectomy with possible cecum removal. How long will recovery be?
Post surgery: It depends on your overall health. More medical or complex medical issues, the longer is the recovery. ...Read more