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Is the rectum prolapsed in the abdomen or pelvis?

Is the rectum prolapsed in the abdomen or pelvis?

Prolapse : The rectum can prolapse via the posterior vagina. This condition is called a rectocele. The rectum can also prolapse via the anus. ...Read more

Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


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Could an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

Could an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

ANAL FISSURES: Are tears in the anal canal. Since they are open wounds with stool and bacteria going by, there is always the risk of infection and development of an abscess which needs surgical drainage. ...Read more

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What is erythematous mucosa in the rectum?

What is erythematous mucosa in the rectum?

Erythematous = red: Erythematous simply means red. The most common reason is due to increased blood flow as part of an inflammatory process. Rectal erythematous mucosa also called a proctitis caused by sexually transmitted diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, infections and radiation therapy. Rec.: see a proctologist for further investigation. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy prep cause irritation in the colon in the internal rectum that looks exactly like Ulcerative Colitis when the pictures are taken.

Can a colonoscopy prep cause irritation in the colon in the internal rectum that looks exactly like Ulcerative Colitis when the pictures are taken.

Not likely: Ulcerative colitis has a specific appearance and location that distinguishes it histologically from normal tissue. The scenario you describe is possible with human error involved, but for the most part, very unlikely ...Read more

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Can rectal cancer present as wall thickening of the distal rectum on ct?

Can rectal cancer present as wall thickening of the distal rectum on ct?

Possibly: But so can non-specific inflammation cause the same thickening. Needs a physical exam, sigmoidoscopy and maybe a biopsy to tell. Ct scan findings of the rectum can be non-specific and needs the physical examination to tell more. ...Read more

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Do colon cancers randomly occur anywhere in the colon, or are they concentrated in the part closest to the rectum?

Do colon cancers randomly occur anywhere in the colon, or are they concentrated in the part closest to the rectum?

More common distal: The most common site for colon cancer to appear is in the rectosigmoid colon, the end of the colon nearest to the rectum. If you are 50 or older, be sure to get a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer. ...Read more

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Does an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

Does an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

Usually not: Unless it has become infected and an abscess has developed or if there is an associated hemorrhoidal involvement. Best to be examined by a colorectal surgeon promptly. ...Read more

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If a patient has a tumor in the transverse colon, and a pre-cancerous polyp in the ascending colon, would both colon sections need to be resected?

If a patient has a tumor in the transverse colon, and a pre-cancerous polyp in the ascending colon, would both colon sections need to be resected?

It depends.: If the gastroenterologist is fairly certain that the precancerous polyp was removed completely, and the pathology results confirm that, then the ascending colon would not need to be resected. Depending on the results of the local lymph nodes, the surgeon might be able to get by with resecting just the transverse colon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the rectum in the abdomen or out?

Is the rectum in the abdomen or out?

In-sort of...: Technically, the rectum is the last 15 cm or so of the colon, but actually lives in the pelvis which is different anatomically from the abdomen, being bordered by the bony pelvic bones. The anus (often mistakenly called the rectum by laypeople) is the opening from the rectum to the outside. Hope this helps answer your question. ...Read more

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Can a hemorrhoid be on the perianal skin an inch above the anal opening?

Can a hemorrhoid be on the perianal skin an inch above the anal opening?

Tag : A hemorrhoid involves the anus. Internal are painless while external may be painful. If you have a bump or mass about 1 inch away from the anus it could be a wart, it could be an abscess, it could be a tag. If it persists then see your doctor they will refer you to a specialist. Get your mother and father to talk to you if any family history exists of inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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A sharp pain in the buttock maybe the anus or in the rectum what does this means?

Depends: This could be an infection, a pilonidal cyst, a rectal spasm, hemorrhoid or tear/fissure. I would suggest an exam by your doctor if this pain persists. ...Read more

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Can colon cancer cause pain in the buttocks?

Can colon cancer cause pain in the buttocks?

Possibly.: Colon cancers in the rectosigmoid area can cause abdominal or back pain so this can quite possibly radiate, or be felt in the buttocks at least some of the time. Other colon cancers can have volvulus, perforation and fistula as complications so these also might be felt in the buttocks. ...Read more

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If the entire large intestines and rectum are removed followed by creation of Brooke Ileostomy... How much of the rectal stump is usually left, if any?

If the entire large intestines and rectum are removed followed by creation of Brooke Ileostomy... How much of the rectal stump is usually left, if any?

Depends: The amount of rectum remaining will vary from person to person depending on the reason for the surgery in the first place. Is the procedure planned for inflammatory bowel disease? colon cancer?, trauma? some other condition? The best person to ask is the surgeon and or surgical team. ...Read more

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The affected area of pus from intergluteal cleft to area of anus but doctor only done InD near anus..why they left the some part area that affected.

The affected area of pus from intergluteal cleft to area of anus but doctor only done InD  near anus..why they left the some part area that affected.

Talk to doctor : Your doctor is treating you for an abscess in your anal region. You may have chrons or ulcerative colitis. Your doctor only treated a part of the abscess and this may be to avoid incontinence. Talk to your doctor about why and what to expect ...Read more

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Can a polyp in the ileo cecal valve cause cancer?

Can a polyp in the ileo cecal valve cause cancer?

You can only know: This after an endoscopy, and the polyp may already be cancer...Only a biopsy, and in this case a removal, will reveal the facts. Villous adenomas and carcinoids can live at this address, and they also can bleed. ...Read more

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Is a rectal polyp hard? Can you feel it?

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Is a rectal polyp hard? Can you feel it?

rectal polyp: Usually not hard. If something hard there, your should see a doctor to rule out cancer. ...Read more

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What percentage of rectal polyps become cancerous?

About 10%: It was felt that malignancies of bowel i.e. rectal polyps accumulate mutations to go from adenomatous polyps to malignant polyps to cancer it now appears that about 10% of such lesions will progress to cancer. In bowel adjacent to malignancy, most normal appearing mucosal cells produce cancer protein having undergone genotypic changes. These cells eventually lead to new Ca's. in bowel. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have rectal polyps or hemmoroids?

you cant.: It has to be examined by md preferably a surgeon and by looking inside with scope it can be determined. ...Read more

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Had a colonoscopy yesterday, removed four polyps,one of which had to be clip,how long dose the clip stay in?also not feeling 100% lot of rectal press.

Had a colonoscopy yesterday, removed four polyps,one of which had to be clip,how long dose the clip stay in?also not feeling 100% lot of rectal press.

Clip will pass: The clip on the stalk of a polyp will fall off after a few weeks. It will likely pass without you knowing about it. The rectal pressure after colonoscopy is due to irritation of the rectal canal from manipulating the colonoscope during the procedure. It should resolve within a day or two after the procedure. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a 5mm adenocarcinoma (pre-cancerous rectal polyp) cause for immediate concern?

I was wondering is a 5mm adenocarcinoma (pre-cancerous rectal polyp) cause for immediate concern?

Clarify: Adenocarcinoma is not precancerous, it is cancer. 5 mm is pretty small, which makes it sound like a polyp (not adenocarcinoma). If that was the case (maybe called a tubular adenoma?) , there should be nothing to worry about. Adenocarcinoma in the colon/rectum implies invasion deeper into the colon. Please clarify the results of your biopsy with your doctor. ...Read more

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Which tests are considered "routine" when trying to diagnose rectal and anal problems? I have had a colonoscopy , i had a few polyps and inter.Hemmorh

Colonoscopy is it!: For common rectal or anal problems such as rectal bleeding or pain, a full colonoscopy is commonly "routine" at age 53. Depending upon the symptoms, a simple anoscopy or rigid or flexible sigmoidoscopy might be recommended. Importantly' rectal bleeding should never be attributed to hemorrhoids without an endoscopic exam to document hemorrhoids or, more importantly, rule out a malignancy. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a doctor feel polyps doing a rectal exam?

Polyps: Polyps are not frequently found during a rectal exam because they are higher up in the colon and/or rectum and not able to be felt with the examiner's finger. ...Read more

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My sister is 5 yrs older than me. last year she had to have rectal polyps removed. what are the chances I should have this done as well. I am experiencing the same issues she was having at the time. She has since been diagnosed with IBS. I get horrib

My sister is 5 yrs older than me.  last year she had to have rectal polyps removed.  what are the chances I should have this done as well.  I am experiencing the same issues she was having at the time.  She has since been diagnosed with IBS.  I get horrib

Colon polyps.: If your sister's colon polyps were the precancerous type, called adenomatous polyps, then you should have a colonoscopy now rather than waiting until age 50. They do run in families, and removing them before they can become cancer can be life-saving. I would see a gastroenterologist immediately. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is colo-rectal cancer caused by generic defect leading to polyps?

Is colo-rectal cancer caused by generic defect leading to polyps?

Can be: A genetic disorder, adenomatous polyposis coli (apc) is an inherited abnormality and people who inherit it, develop multiple polyps in colon and almost invariably develop colon cancer. Only a very small proportion of the colon cancers are due to apc gene. ...Read more

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If my rectal polyp measuring 3.5cm showed sessile high dysplasia and was removed ,what are my chances of getting rectal cancer in the coming years ?

If my rectal polyp measuring 3.5cm showed sessile high dysplasia and was removed ,what are my chances of getting rectal cancer in the coming years ?

Here are some...: High dysplasia suggests having a higher odd to transform into cancer. But, how high it is would not be clinically relevant in the follow-up schedule, for which please just ask your doctor. In general, the findings you have would need a closer watch like once every 1-2 years. So, ask your doc for individual specifics. More on life reality? To http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. All the best .. ...Read more

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Does everyone who gets colon or rectal cancer get polyps first?

Does everyone who gets colon or rectal cancer get polyps first?

Most do.: Most colorectal cancers arise in adenomatous polyps, which are the type of polyps that are examined for and removed in colonoscopy. Data now shows that removal of colorectal polyps decreases coloretcal cancers as well as the risk of dying from a colorectal cancer. Less frequently, colorectal cancers can be founs that do not arise from polyps. This most often happens in inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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Heavy rectal bleeding for almost 3 weeks 3-4 x a day. Colonoscopy 10/28/13 no polyps etc. Any idea? I'm beyond worried

Heavy rectal bleeding for almost 3 weeks 3-4 x a day. Colonoscopy 10/28/13 no polyps etc. Any idea? I'm beyond worried

You are young: It is hard to imagine what could be bleeding in your colon, at your age and not seen by colonoscopy. The only thing i could think of is av malformation since they can't be seen once decompressed from bleeding. You have to discuss it further with your doctor and your gastroenterologist as to what it could be. Good luck. ...Read more

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Rectal Bleed on/off for month @ end of stool. Had clnscpy 2 yrs ago. Non-C type polyps & int hem. Should I worry or have another clnscpy? What is it?

Rectal Bleed on/off for month @ end of stool. Had clnscpy 2 yrs ago. Non-C type polyps & int hem. Should I worry or have another clnscpy? What is it?

Internal hemorrhoids: Internal hemorrhoids are common and may bleed occasionally, especially if one is constipated or strains with bowel movements. The usual treatment is to use a stool softener and increase fiber in the diet. If you have rectal bleeding it's best to discuss with your physician before assuming it's "just from hemorrhoids". Your physician will decide if you need a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy ...Read more

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My pathology reports sated I have a .4 CM rectal polyp, tubular adenoma, with no high-grade dysplasia or malignancy. When should a follow up be done?

My pathology reports sated I have a  .4 CM rectal polyp, tubular adenoma, with no high-grade dysplasia or malignancy.  When should a follow up be done?

How was your prep?: "guidelines" are one thing but other considerations come into play when planning your next colonoscopy: 1) what was the method of polyp removal (could the technique used have left polyp material behind?); 2) what was the quality of your prep (if poor, your doc will want you back sooner to complete the exam so other polyps aren't missed); 3) risk of a polyposis syndrome brings you back sooner too. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy 2 months ago. They removed a benign polyp but the last 3 weeks i have had a lot of rectal bleeding. Could this be from the surgery?

I had a colonoscopy 2 months ago. They removed a benign polyp but the last 3 weeks i have had a lot of rectal bleeding. Could this be from the surgery?

Rectal bleeding. : It would be quite unusual for you to start bleeding five weeks after a colonoscopy with biopsy. If it's red blood, this could be a hemorrhoid or anal fissure, especially if nothing other than that benign polyp was found at colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What happens to the packing a surgeon inserts after rectal polyps are removed? Should I the patient remove it a day or two after surgery

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What happens to the packing a surgeon inserts after rectal polyps are removed? Should I the patient remove it a day or two after surgery

Ask your surgeon: I assume you had drainage of an abscess with packing. This shouldn't stay in more than a day or two as it interferes with drainage. Some surgeons pack to stop bleeding and this should only be needed overnight. Some surgeons don't pack at all and just put a dressing over the surface (this is less painful). Again, ask your surgeon as he/she knows why it was placed. ...Read more

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If there's history of colon/rectal cancer (lowercolon andrectumremoved) and 7 large polyps were found from an colonoscopy how often should a person go?

If there's history of colon/rectal cancer (lowercolon andrectumremoved) and 7 large polyps were found from an colonoscopy how often should a person go?

Depends: Discuss with GI re: how thorough scope eval was. Ask if biopsied areas marked. Type of polyp (tubular, villous, sessile etc important predictors. May consider 6 month f/u scope, possibly 12 mo. Then annual until all negative then space every 2-3 yrs cautiously. Family history, genetic testing, upper scope should be considered. ...Read more

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