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Whats ileorectal sigmoid anastomosis?

Whats  ileorectal sigmoid anastomosis?

Tough one!: There is an ileorectal anastomosis - when the colon is removed we can attach the ileum - part of the end of the small intestine - to the rectum. There is also an ileosigmoid anastomosis - when the ileum is attached to the sigmoid colon. Often the area is called the rectosigmoid region so this leads to the confusion. There is no ileorectal sigmoid anastomosis. ...Read more

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How do polyps and sigmoid colonic diverticuli differ?

How do polyps and sigmoid colonic diverticuli differ?

Differet: these are different problems: polyps are little (although sometimes large) growths in the colon. Diverticulas are pockets that protrude outside the colon. ...Read more

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Can colon polyps rupture?

Can colon polyps rupture?

Not typically: Polyps are solid masses of tissue. Usually when we speak of a body part rupturing, it is a hollow structure like an aneurysm, a cyst. ...Read more

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What are Bowel Loops? Small Bowel Loops, Large Bowel Loops, etc

What are Bowel Loops?  Small Bowel Loops, Large Bowel Loops,  etc

Folds of the bowels: Your body has about 20 feet of small intestine (small bowel) and 5 feet of large intestine (large bowel). The intestines are folded and form loops to fit into the abdomen. Large bowel loop refers to the folds of the large intestine and small bowel loops refers to the folds of small intestine. This reference is usually made during xray or CT imaging done. ...Read more

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Colon - cecum, ascending, hepatic flexure, transverse, splenic flexure, descending, sigmoid, rule out mcn, " are multiple tan, irregular to linear soft?

Colon - cecum, ascending, hepatic flexure, transverse, splenic flexure, descending, sigmoid, rule out mcn, " are multiple tan, irregular to linear soft?

What is the question: Please resubmit your question; as it is written it is currently not possible for me to answer. I look forward to your resubmission and being able to answer your question. ...Read more

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Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Breast cancer, lymphadema, ovarian cysts,fibroid, atrophic kidney, gallbladder polyps, diverticula, appendicitis, osteoprosis, ddd are they connected?

Muliple issues: I would suggest that you seek a comprehensive medical evalaution: some GI symptoms may be related; however breast cance, ovarian cysts, kidney diease are all separate issues. Get yourself in the hands of an expert or experts-ASAP. ...Read more

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Friend had ct scan with rectal contrast. Diverticulosis without hemmorage sigmoid mural abscess bowel thickening. Surgery? No symptoms heart patient.

Friend had ct scan with rectal contrast. Diverticulosis without hemmorage sigmoid mural abscess bowel thickening. Surgery? No symptoms heart patient.

Possibly: From what you describe, it sounds like surgery is a good option. If this is the first episode of diverticulitis, then the doctor may give antibiotics a try and determine later if surgery is required. Usually surgery is needed at some point. ...Read more

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Will colonic polyps turn into colon cancer?

Will colonic polyps turn into colon cancer?

It can happen: At the time of detection, most polyps are not cancerous. Hoever, over time polyps can develop pre-cancer changes in the cells which then become early cancer changes and finally fully developed cancer. It is best to strictly follow your gastroenterologists screenig schedules if you already have had polyps and get regular screeinig colonoscopies done. ...Read more

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Would a colonoscopy note moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon?And could this diverticular be causing obscure GI bleeding?

Would a colonoscopy note moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon?And could this diverticular be causing obscure GI bleeding?

Yes & no: A colonoscopy could certainly detect moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon however diverticulosis almost never a cause of obscure GI bleeding. It is usually overt & very obvious especially when coming from the sigmoid colon. ...Read more

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Ulcerated and vascular-patterm-decreased mucosa in the.Sigmoid colon?

Ulcerative Colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can have ulceration and decreased vascular patterns in the sigmoid colon. Common symptoms are weight loss, frequent diarrhea (usually bloody) & abdominal pain. Uc occurs when your immune system cannot control the inflammation. See your doctor immediately if you are having these symptoms. ...Read more

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Are small sessile colon polyps usually cancerous?

Are small sessile colon polyps usually cancerous?

No ...: ... On the contrary. The smaller the polyp, the less likely it is to be "cancerous". Sessile just means flat (harder to find) versus pedunculated (mushroom-shaped). The precancerous type of polyps are adenomatous and serrated polyps (documented on pathology). Hyperplastic polyps in general are almost always benign and never turn into cancer. ...Read more

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What is surgery ileoanal or ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

What is surgery ileoanal or ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

This is when the: Colon is removed and part or all of the rectum is removed, then the small bowel or ileum is sewn/stapled to the rectum or anus, usually with the construction of a artificial rectal pouch and a temporary diverting ileostomy. ...Read more

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Is ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis same?

Is ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis same?

No: These are two completely separate conditions although one patient can have both diagnoses at some point in time. It is very important to have a colonoscopy and GI/surgical evaluation to make the correct diagnosis as the treatments (medical and surgical) are very different. ...Read more

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LRQ pain, nausea, mild fever. CT WO contrast show thickening bowel, transverse, sigmoid diverticula. Appendix normal. Where is this pain coming from?!

LRQ pain, nausea, mild fever. CT WO contrast show thickening bowel, transverse, sigmoid diverticula. Appendix normal. Where is this pain coming from?!

Other things: Where was bowel thickening? Thickening of bowel walls is often associated with inflammation/infection. Ovaries located in pelvis with cysts, inflammation and infection can also cause pain, particularly right ovary. Urinary system may be another source of pain,Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can colitis cause similar SX to appendicitis? CT WO contrast showed mild thickenin transverse colon diverticula sigmoid. 9 months on and off RLQ pain.

Yes : Yes certainly the two conditions can be very similar and difficult to tell apart. See a primary care doctor general surgeon or gastroenterologist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Rectal sweating for 1yr. Be ts confirms diverticula in sigmoid colon, colonoscopy shows no masses, blockages etc.Could it be a helminthic condition?

Rectal sweating for 1yr. Be ts confirms
diverticula in sigmoid colon, colonoscopy shows no masses, blockages etc.Could it be
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Do you mean mucous?: Anal discharge is most likely proctitis, seborrhea or anal fissure. Have you been cleared of std? Helminthic infections usually do not have rectal discharge. A stool test for ova and parasites and blood work could rule out a parasitic infestation. Colonoscopy may well have identified them as well. ...Read more

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I recently had my appendix out & was told I have diverticula in my sigmoid colon. How dangerous is this?

Diverticula: Most americans have diverticula, little outpouchings in the colon wall. They rarely cause problems but can get infected, diverticulitis, or cause significant lower GI bleeding. However, most of us do not develop these. The best thing for you to do is eat a high fiber diet and try to prevent constipation. However, in reality we do not recommend avoiding any particular food to prevent problems. ...Read more

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Can diverticula of the sigmoid colon cause pain when menstrual when pooping and can it cause painful spasms in the rectum?

Can diverticula of the sigmoid colon cause pain when menstrual when pooping and can it cause painful spasms in the rectum?

Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis does not involve the rectum or cause spasms. Diverticulosis is also uncommon in someone your age. Whoever has this should eat more fiber. ...Read more

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CT results show my mid proximal of sigmoid colon is remarkably thickened and there's several diverticula? What is this?

CT results show my mid proximal of sigmoid colon is remarkably thickened and there's several diverticula? What is this?

Diverticulitis: Appears like you may have diverticulitis but mass cannot be ruled out. Need to seek attention from a specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have several sigmoid colonic diverticuli, is this why my sides hurt or am I just imaging that.?

Diverticuli: Diverticuli are outpouchings of the wall the bowel, most commonly the large bowel. Diverticulitis is inflammation of these outpouchings. This can be serious and usually is associated with fever and abdominal pain. The sigmoid colon is mostly in the midline and inflammation in this area usually causes midline lower abdominal pain. A high fiber diet is recommended. ...Read more

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How do polyps and sigmoid colonic diverticuli differ?

Differet: these are different problems: polyps are little (although sometimes large) growths in the colon. Diverticulas are pockets that protrude outside the colon. ...Read more

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Told I have diverticuli, a spot on my liver, and thickening of the sigmoid. Is this serious?

Told I have diverticuli, a spot on my liver, and thickening of the sigmoid. Is this serious?

May not be: It is not uncommon to see benign spots on the liver. Yet if there is any suspected mass/lump in the colon, it requires to be checked with further tests like a colonoscopy. Of course our concern is to rule out cancer but you are so young it is unlikely that we will find anything seriously wrong. But you need to be sure that all is well. ...Read more

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I have large diverticuli in the sigmoid, I don't have diverticulitis but I experience tenderness in lower part is that possible from large diverticuli?

I have large diverticuli in the sigmoid, I don't have diverticulitis but I experience tenderness in lower part is that possible from large diverticuli?

Yes: Diverticulosis, can hurt, not from inflammation like diverticulitis, but from bowel spasms. A lot of people would see changes in their bowel habits and sigmoid anatomy before actual diverticuli appear.. You may also have diverticulitis with minimal infection, that did not cause abscess but still causing inflammation and pain. ...Read more

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Friend had colonoscopy no cancer, polyps, no inflammation just multiple diverticula on sigmoid. Still needs to see surgeon to cut piece of colon why?

Friend had colonoscopy no cancer, polyps, no inflammation just multiple diverticula on sigmoid. Still needs to see surgeon to cut piece of colon why?

Depends: The diverticuli can become inflamed and cause complications. It may be that your friend has diverticulitis that is severe enough that that segment of colon needs to be resected. ...Read more

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What's an oesophageal diverticula?

What's an oesophageal diverticula?

Esophageal pouch: An esophageal diverticulum is an out-pouching in a weak area of the esophageal (tube from throat to mouth) lining. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a oesophageal diverticula?

Could you explain what is a oesophageal diverticula?

Diverticula: An esophageal diverticulum is a small Outpouching of the lining of the esophagus. Most of the time it is of little consequence. Unless they tell you yours is clinically significant, I would not worry about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Somebody explain to me what diverticula are and how to treat?

Somebody explain to me what diverticula are and how to treat?

Are outpouchings...: I'm assuming you mean colonic diverticulosis--a permanent outpouching of the colon lining. Diverticular complications include: inflammation (diverticulitis), bleeding, fistulas, perforation. Only surgery can remove diverticulosis (by removing the involved segment of colon), but adding more fiber to your diet can help prevent formation of new diverticular pockets. When inflammed, antibiotics help. ...Read more

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What are the diverticula in your colon for?

Nothing: They are acquired from elevated intracolonic pressures created from a lack of dietary fiber. ...Read more

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What does diverticula look like?

What does diverticula look like?

Diverticula: Like a sac or outpouching, just like that that can occur in a water hose. From the inside it looks like a hole. ...Read more