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Doctor insights on: Ileum Problem

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Ileum (Definition)

The last (furthest from the mouth) of three parts of the small intestine. It is involved primarily in absorption of various nutrients that have been digested in the stomach and earlier portions ...Read more


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Hey Recently my Bf had his colonoscopy done and it was identified that three apthoid ulcer were found measuring 1 mm in the terminal ileum. biopsies were obtained but the biopsies reports says that they cannot identify the problem. do i need to worry ?

Hey Recently my Bf had his colonoscopy done and it was identified that three apthoid ulcer were found measuring 1 mm in the terminal ileum. biopsies were obtained but the biopsies reports says that they cannot identify the problem. do i need to worry ?

Ileum ulcers: In general, you should not have to worry. Aphthous ulcers in the ileum can have many underlying causes, including infection, autoimmune, medication (pills usually) and idiopathic (inflammatory bowel disease.) Depending on the symptoms that led to the colonoscopy, further work-up or trial therapies may lead to more specific answers. Cancer not likely on the list at his age. ...Read more

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Hey Recently my Bf had his colonoscopy done and it was identified that three apthoid ulcer were found measuring 1 mm in the terminal ileum. biopsies were obtained but the biopsies reports says that they cannot identify the problem. do i need to worry ?

Misinformed: You need to discuss with your physician the exact contents of the biopsy report. It is unlikely that the pathologist would simply say can't identify the problem; more likely it offers several possibilities or differential diagnosis for your physician to work on ...Read more

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Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have ileal cancer?

Small bowel cancer: The ileum is what we call the second half of the small bowel- cancer here is rare and unfortunately aggressive. Typically treated with resection and chemotherapy depending on lymph node status and the presence of disease at distant sites (metastasis). Best treated at a cancer center with accreditation by the american college of surgery and/ or the national cancer institute. ...Read more

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I have some digistion problem?

I have some digistion problem?

We have the answers: But... Will need more detail than this. Digestive problems span the length of the digestive tract from lips to anus. With symptoms from pain to urgency, to incontinence, bloating, belching, too hard, too soft, too much, too little. Give me something to work with. ...Read more