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Inflammation Of Cecum
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Many things: A bacterial infection could cause this (helicobacter). Excessive acid production can cause this. Medications (aspirin, ibuprofen) can cause this. Stress can cause this. There are many other causes. Acid peptic disease is the more common cause along with the h. Pylori infection. Treatment is available. Rarely now is surgery needed. Diagnostics are readily available. See a GI doctor. ...Read more
CT-Prominent appendix ill-defined enhance soft tissue at base of appendix & stranding of adjacent omentum.Colonscpy/gastroscpy-chronic gastritis.Mean?
Symptoms?: These results must be clinically correlated. I can explain what it means but ultimately no diagnoses can be made without a good history and physical. The CT basically- ill defined ... means they see something at the base of the appendix but it does really have definition (does not resemble anything particular), stranding- often represents inflammation, chronic gast.- stomach inflamed but not new. ...Read more
Unsure: more information is needed. biopsies are often needed, and the whole picture has to be taken into context. IBD serologies and images can also help. ...Read more
My CT scan shows 'diffuse symmetrical thickening of the wall of the distal rectum. Digital rectal exam recommended' worrisome? Bowel symptoms also.
Mild diffuse thickening of rectum and sigmoid colon--suggestive of infective-inflammatory colitis, what to do?
CT scan finding: This sounds like a result from a ct scan. Okay to talk with your doc about this result. Depending on your symptoms, age, and history it may not have much meaning. However, it may need further evaluation, colonoscopy, lab tests, if you have lower colon symptoms, blood in stool, weight loss, change in bowels, fever, pain. Be well. ...Read more
Many kinds: Information on the cause, diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of (ibd) inflammatory bowel disease. Ibd is a general term that covers two distinct disorders: ulcerative colitis (uc) and crohn's disease (cd). The symptoms of crohn are •frequent diarrhea •fever •fatigue •anemia •reduced appetite •weight loss. ...Read more
Mucosal thickening: Mucosa is the lining of the inner lumen of the bowel. The duodenum and jejunum are the first two segments of the small bowel. Thickening of these tissues can occur with a variety of conditions. It is not clear from you question if this was seen on ct or you plan to have a ct to "verify" its presence. Generally this may be followed up by endoscopy, referred to as egd. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more