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In my colon what is lipoma in the distal ascending colon

In my colon what is lipoma in the distal ascending colon

Hello. : Hello. It is a fatty tumor in the large intestine. The location is on the right side of your abdomen. ...Read more

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Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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Can intestinal infections spread to the appendix ultimately resulting in appendicits?

Can intestinal infections spread to the appendix ultimately resulting in appendicits?

Yes: By definition sure. The appendix is related to the intestinal tract, so any infection in the intestine could find its way to the appendix, ultimately causing that area to be infected. ...Read more

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Is swelling in the appendix area bad?

Is swelling in the appendix area bad?

I assume: You mean swelling the right lower abdomen. Often this could be a symptom of bowel gas or constipation. If there is pain, tenderness, nausea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, etc. Then appendicitis can cause those symptoms. However, if it just feels a little puffy in the right lower abdomen it likely isn't appendicitis. See a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Sharp acute pains in abdominal. Already had appendix removed, but feels the same as a burst appendix. Help?

Sharp acute pains in abdominal. Already had appendix removed, but feels the same as a burst appendix. Help?

Go to ER: Many causes of an acute abdomen. Since you have experience this before you should seek immediate medical eval. since you know the symptoms ...Read more

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Can pain in your appendix area definitely mean appendicitis?

Can pain in your appendix area definitely mean appendicitis?

NO: The differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant pain includes: appendicitis, kidney stones, pneumonia, ovarian problems, adenitis ( inflammed nodes, ) meckle's diverticulitis, colonic diverticulitis, crohn's disease, and urinary infection. An evaluation is needed to pinpoint the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Endometerosis in the intestines?

Endometerosis in the intestines?

Rare complication...: Endometriosis is the abnormal spread of uterine cells to far distant sites in the abdomen and pelvis. They can attach to the surface of the intestine and in rare circumstances grow and invade through the wall of the intestine and produce severe pain and bloody stools. Diagnosis often requires a detailed colonoscopy exam with biopsy. ...Read more

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Where is appendix located in mens body?

Where is appendix located in mens body?

Right Side: The appendix is located on the right side in men and women. However is can vary. It can be located anywhere on the right side up to the ribs and also down into the pelvis and in the middle of the lower abdomen. ...Read more

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Does colon resect surgery result in blood in the urine?

Does colon resect surgery result in blood in the urine?

Not directly: If there has been surgical trauma to a ureter or bladder there could be some blood in the urine, but the removal of all or part of the colon with re-anastamosis or stoma formation would not cause hematuria. Trauma from foley placement could cause microscopic or even gross hematuria. Good luck. ...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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Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?

Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?

Nodes liver cyst: These findings described suggest a diagnostic study was performed and probably a abdominal pelvic CT. They cysts and nodes are relatively common incidental findings which may or may not relate to the purpose for which the study was ordered. That it was ordered suggests a venue for you to discuss the results with the provider who ordered it. The Urinary bladder diverticulum may need further eval. ...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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Can appendix start in the upper leg?

Can appendix start in the  upper leg?

Appendix: I have never heard of the pain beginning in the upper leg. I will also refer this to dr. Hoefpner who is an excellent surgeon. ...Read more

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Pain deep in my stomach by right hip, appendix?

Pain deep in my stomach by right hip, appendix?

Possibly: The appendix lies in the right lower abdomen. Depending on the direction it comes off the colon, it can produce symptoms that radiate in different directions. Inflammation of the appendix will usually cause pain, fevers, blood work abnormalities, and/or changes in bowels. ...Read more

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In MRI: found head pancreatic cyst developing a fistula running in ventral direction into the mesentery of the Colon transversum, meaning? & reasons?

In MRI: found head pancreatic cyst developing a fistula running in ventral direction into the mesentery of the Colon transversum, meaning? & reasons?

Ask your doctor: I assume that you have a doctor who ordered the MRI for you. He/she is expected to address your questions and concerns. So tell us what you know and what more you want to know?. A cyst in the Pancreas can develop without any obvious reasons(why do people become ill?). It is just like any ailments that can devlop for no obvious reasons. If it is causing you any local symptoms, you may need an opera ...Read more

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Pain in the left side of abdomen..Is it the appendix?

Pain in the left side of abdomen..Is it the appendix?

Pain on right: Appendix pain is usually right sided, but you may have other issues that need to be addressed like diverticulitis. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes gas in the descending colon?

What causes gas in the descending colon?

Fermentation: Trillions of bacteria call your colon home and they release gases as a biproduct of their breakdown of undigestible carbohydrates and fiber reaching the colon. It's normal. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right intestine after brain surgery?

Sharp pain in right intestine after brain surgery?

Look for possible: constipation issues post op along with small incidence of gallbladder issues after surgery and even stress ulcers or inflammation of stomach. Sometimes a condition known as c. Diff. can occur which is a hospital aquired infection of the GI tract. Let your surgeon know so you can be properly assessed. ...Read more

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Gangrene (Definition)

A condition characterized by the death and decomposition of tissue in the foot, which can either obstruct circulation or ...Read more