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Multiple Lesions On The Colon And Blood
"there is fecal debris and air throughout the large bowel, obscuring the kidneys on both sides". Findings on a recent CT scan should I be worried?
What are the causes of bumps on the sides of the cheek?They are painless and filled with blood and fluid.Was diagonised with Herpes Type1.
Do cancerous cells from tumors float around in the blood and show up as some kind of abnormality on blood test?
Yes, no good test: Cancerous cells do circulate in blood. There is active research going on to make medical use of this fact. However, despite repeated claims by various parties, there are no reliable, easy tests to detect these cells for routine diagnostic purposes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can mild thickening and fat in wall of large bowel including sigmoid colon and right colon on CT scan be normal?
Yes: While fat within the intestinal wall is often thought of as a reliable marker for inflammatory bowel disease, studies have shown that in the absence of clinical or other radiologic evidence of inflammatory bowel disease, the presence of fat in the intestinal wall may represent a normal finding. There is also thought to be some association with obesity. ...Read more
Redness suggests..: ..more vascularity or blood vessels. These often accompany infection or inflammation. Microscopic evaluation of the biopsied tissue will determine whether they is a sufficient amount and type of inflammation to make the diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Crohn's Disease. Cultures for infection may have also been taken, and cancer cells will be looked for (unlikely). ...Read more
What causes wounds on the gums which are like blood stripes and painless small bumps filled with fluids on the inside cheeks?
Biting/salivary duct: repeated bitting can cause the strips on the cheeks. If it around the gums near the teeth = most likely gingivitis. Small painless fluid filled bumps in cheeks = most likely fluid filled salivary glands just underneath the tissue. For gums just work on brushing techniques and the bumps = no worries and normal. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more
All the types of kidney cancer requires total nephrectomy??? Or it's depending on the aggressiveness and grade and size of the cancer ??
Here are some...: How much kidney tissue needs to be remove, totally or partially, chiefly depends on the size and location of the tumor, which contribute to if the mass could be successfully removed with renal tissue preservation. Of course, professional experience and proficiency with updated thought and skill are important for the care. So, ask the surgeon to see how and what he/she may thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple sclerosis: Many diseases can cause "white spots" to appear on the MRI imaging studies of the brain and spine. Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common conditions. Strokes, cancer, infection, and some other rare neurological disorders can also cause similar issues. Sometimes further physical examination, blood work, and a spinal fluid tap may be necessary to get a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 6cm area of colon identified as possible mass on CT w contrast, and innumerable low density liver lesions. Is it possible the lesions are mets?
Bone mets: Some bone mets stimulate an abnormal bone formation response. Osteoblasts are the cells that form bone. If this response predominates, the met looks dense(sclerotic) relative to adjacent bone, and are called osteoblastic. If instead the mets cause a bone destructive response, they are called osteolytic. Some cancers can cause both lytic or blastic lesions. ...Read more
What are all the different abnormalities that could show up on a biopsy of a healthy appearing colon?
Here's some options: Microscopic colitis (lymphocytic colitis & collagenous colitis) is a colon biopsy diagnosis made typically in patients with atypical diarrhea, & is often linked to excessive use of nsaid's. Eosinophilic changes, evidence of "burned out" or early colitis, metaplasia/focal dysplasia, infection, are some other possible microscopic diagnoses that may manifest in an otherwise visually-normal colon. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy last week. They found erythematous mucosa in the sigmoid and several areas of raised inflammation in ileum. What could cause that?
Lung plural mass..is that mean it's on the lung surface or part on the mass on the lung and the other part inside the lung ...thank you ?
Pleural mass: A PLEURAL mass means that something of a tumorous nature involves the LINING of the lungs. The mass is BASED in the pleura. It could be extended into the lung. You'd need more information from tests or biopsy procedures to know to what extent spread has occurred if at all. More questions? Contact me at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more
Can a colonoscopy prep cause irritation in the colon in the internal rectum that looks exactly like Ulcerative Colitis when the pictures are taken.
What is the cause of red lumps on the back, neck and chest and when squeezed lots of blood appears. The bleeding would last for approx 20-30minutes.
How can you differentiate between endometriosis, which causes bleeding in the rectum and bladder, and other diseases of these two organs?
I had part of my colon removed because I had paylops that was 2yra ago and now I have diaria and blood and I get diaria everything I eat I'm 52 yrs ol?
" i had a colon advantage blood test that came back positive - what does this mean? I have had this test before but have always had negative results
Not a recognized: Test. Did a doctor order this test, or did you get it on your own? For approved tests to detect colon cancer see the site given below. It would help to see your doctor with the test results so that s/he may check out if it is even a valid test. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/colorectal-screening. ...Read more
I have had diarreh for 2 months some days it's bright red blood sometimes it's all black I also have a thick colon what's it mean?
Possibilities...: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.g. rectal trauma, fissure, hemorrhoids with straining), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more
Mucus with blood, Is it possible because of my internal hemorriods? I did a surgery in 2011 to remove them, colons-copy done in 2012
Possible: But blood with mucous can also be colitis - infection or inflammation of the colon. All blood should be evaluated. You did not say how much or how often, but this is still active, it is a good idea to have this checked. Hemorrhoids benefit from Sitz baths, increased fiber, increased fluid intake, so would also add those as a regular regimen. ...Read more
Not always: You don't want to bet your life on this. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not normal: It would be prudent to consult the doctor who carried out the procedure. ...Read more
Might it be possible that a a doctor tell if you have colon might it be possible that acer by taking blood?
Usually not: In advanced cases, tumor markers can become elevated, but even then it can also be normal. Sometimes, when colon cancer bleeds heavily enough, doctors can see anemia from blood tests, investigation of which includes evaluation for bleeding from GI tract, which sometimes can be caused by colon cancer. ...Read more
My dad had colon cancer. I'm 21male. I had bright to Maroon colored blood when I wipe & some in toilet. It first happened 2months ago and has returned?
Not Ca: The presence of colon cancer based for the most part on Weinbergs 3 hit theory where unless one has a congenital form of polyposis it takes three separate events over many years to induce cancer. Maroon stools suggest a bleeding problem which could be related to vascular malformation or internal hemorrhoid. Cancer as a cause at age 20 rare. If problem persists then colonoscopy indicated. ...Read more
Do colon cancers continue to bleed or do they stop? Haven't had rectal bleeding for over a year but did have bright red rectal blood before. I'm 26.
Typically yes: If the bleeding you had one year ago was due to colon cancer, you would have had a number of progressive symptoms by now, so i wouldn't worry (plus colon cancer is very uncommon at age 26). If however bleeding recurs or persist have it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bm earlier, felt a sharp, cutting, feeling before it came out then red blood on toilet paper. Colon cancer? I'm 22 female. No health issues no fam his
Today i found some really small dots of blood in my stool so i'm really worried. Is it colon cancer?
Need to be checked: Any blood in the stool is cause for concern and should prompt your seeing a physician soon. Hopefully, it is simply a bleeding hemorrhoid, fissure or other benign cause but malignancy must be ruled out. A proctoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy might be performed as an office procedure but if negative, a full colonoscopy must be performed to be sure there is not a colon polyp or cancer. ...Read more
I saw blood in my stool and i'm completely freaked out. What could it mean? There is colon cancer in the family.
Probably: Just hemorrhoids, but with a family history, all bleeding needs to be properly evaluated, and you probably need a colonoscopy. Do not be freaked out as it does nothing to change your diagnosis, but you at least need a diagnosis. Remember, if caught early by colonoscopy, survival is excellent. See a GI doctor or colon and rectal surgeon soon! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
IFOBT test Dec 2014, no occult blood. April 2nd, 2015 minor rectal bleeding, stop 1 day after. April 17th, 2015 started again. I'm 22. Colon cancer?
I'm an 18 year old female. I want to know if black lumps in the stool could indicate colon cancer. Is that how blood from colon cancer looks?
Black stool: Blood in the stool, if not fresh, tends to look dark, black, and tests positive with hematest reagent. Colon cancer is a much more involved diagnosis that is usually made with the appropriate biopsy, and a host of signs and symptoms such as failure to thrive, cachexia, poor appetite, weight loss, and declining health in general... Black stools only potentially indicates blood in the stool ...Read more
I'm worried blood came out from my Anus and stopped I don't know why,Im having backache is there a relation? Im not suffering from colon or stomach.
Depends: If you are seeing only light streaks of blood this could be hemorrhoids or tear. However, if you continue to have greater amount of rectal bleed you should go to the ER immediately to get evaluated for gastrointestinal bleeds. These kinds of bleeds can be dangerous if not taken care of immediately. ...Read more
26/male, had bright red blood on stool in 2009, happening again now, i'm extremely scared it is colon cancer, what advice can you give me? Colonscopy?
See your doctor: Given age, very unlikely to be colon cancer. Much more likely an anal fissure or hemorrhoids related to constipation/low fiber diet. Please see your doctor fora complete history and physical. Depending on that workup, further evaluation by a general surgeon or gastroenterologist may be appropriate, but probably only after conservative therapies. ...Read more
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