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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...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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Can serial aspirin for polycythemia cause ulcers in the terminal ileum?

Can serial aspirin for polycythemia cause ulcers in the terminal ileum?

Yes...: ...but so can lots of other things like Crohn's disease, Behcet's, infection, etc. What tests have you had and have the ulcers been biopsied to assist in diagnosis? ...Read more

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Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?

Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?

Consult GI: Most common causes are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. There are several medications which can be helpful besides diet (gluten free). You should discuss these with the gastroenterologist.If not satisfied, you can always get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy ok except terminal ileum tiny ulcer with surrounding nodularity. Multiple biopsy taken.Diagn:nonspecific superficial ulcer with inflammation. Pain in the umbilical. Freq.Dysentery slime?

Colonoscopy ok except terminal ileum tiny ulcer with surrounding nodularity. Multiple biopsy taken.Diagn:nonspecific superficial ulcer with inflammation.  Pain in the umbilical.  Freq.Dysentery slime?

Check small bowel: Aside from checking for infections, parasites, etc. Would make sure rest of small bowel is ok. Make sure no celiac sprue (screen with blood tests), or crohn's diseade ( various radiology tests and/or capsule endoscopy-evaluation may depend on insurance). ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more