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Polyps Or Growths In The Colon Or Rectum
Can a colonoscopy prep cause irritation in the colon in the internal rectum that looks exactly like Ulcerative Colitis when the pictures are taken.
Proctitis: It may start anywhere in rectum.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cancer fever: A fever is an common symptom related to many conditions, mostly benign. An increase in body temperature is most often a biological response to a viral or bacterial infection. In some cases, however, a persistent fever can be related to cancer. Most common types of cancers associated with fever- lymphoma and leukemia. If you have had a persistent low grade temperature best to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can CT with rectal and IV contrast rule out small polyps or lessions in the colon?proctoscope and rectal exam are clean.no blood in stool.
No: We all have hemorrhoids (pillars of vascular tissue in the lower rectum). Some of us have symptomatic hemorrhoids (bleeding, pain, or itching). On their own, symptomatic hemorrhoids will not lead to colon cancer. The low fiber Western diet can be associated with an increased risk of colon and rectal cancer. Best advice: eat a diet high in fiber and drink lots of water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do colon cancers randomly occur anywhere in the colon, or are they concentrated in the part closest to the rectum?
Would cervical cancer invading the pelvic sidewall or obstructing the kidney be seen on trans vaginal or pelvic ultrasound?
Yes, but...: Any disease or life event will always display on its own pattern of full spectrum; so will cervical cancer. At its early stage, the affected feels nothing. As the disease advances, it may locally advance to damage and distort local.nearby tissue, and to spread to far sites. So, if not treated timely, what you concern about will appear on its course of progress. US may suspect such but CT defines.. ...Read more
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